Thermal Physiology and Local Responses of Human Body During Exercise in Hot Conditions

Jiao Jiao, Lei Yao, Yi Li*, Stephen Heung-Sang Wong, Frency Sau-Fan Ng, Yi Teng, Yueping Guo

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Body temperature is maintained by effective thermoregulation, which depends on heat balance that includes heat production and heat loss. Skin moisture and water evaporation from the body play an important role in heat transfer, especially during exercising or in hot conditions. The regional skin evaporation can significantly affect the heat release of the each body part, the pattern of skin temperature distribution and the thermoregulation. Indeed, the distribution of sweat evaporation and skin temperature can also be applied as a means of managing the body thermoregulation. This study reviews the thermoregulation of human body, local skin evaporation and the skin temperature distribution. It also highlights the implication of local skin evaporation and skin temperature in the development of sportswear and the prevention of heat disorder in hot conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-124
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Heat Balance
  • Regional Skin Temperature
  • Regional Sweat Evaporation
  • Thermoregulation


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