The use of non-invasive measures to predict thermal strain: How accurate are universal models?
conference contributionposted on 15.03.2013, 15:22 by Sarah Davey, Victoria Richmond, Katharine E. Griggs, Nicola Gerrett, George Havenith
Over the past few decades there has been an upsurge in the development of monitoring devices that estimate levels of thermal strain non-invasively. However, developing a non-invasive monitoring device that estimates body core temperature (Tc) with a certain level of accuracy that is satisfactory over multiple heat stress scenarios and a wide range of body core temperatures has been shown to be a difficult task . The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of using a combination of simple non-invasive measures to estimate rectal temperature (Tre) (used as a reference for Tc) over multiple types of heat stress scenarios within a varied population.