Validity of perceived skin wettedness mapping to evaluate heat strain

  title={Validity of perceived skin wettedness mapping to evaluate heat strain},
  author={Joo-Young Lee and Kouhei Nakao and Yutaka Tochihara},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
The purpose of this study was to investigate the validity of a newly developed method for quantifying perceived skin wettedness (W p) as an index to evaluate heat strain. Eight male subjects underwent 12 experimental conditions: activities (rest and exercise) × clothing (Control, Tyvek and Vinyl condition) × air temperatures (25 and 32°C). To quantify the W p, a full body map with 21 demarcated regions was presented to the subject. The results showed that (1) at rest in 25°C, W p finally… CONTINUE READING
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