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Document ID (ISN)31902
CIS number 79-1235
ISSN - Serial title 0037-4512 - Sichere Arbeit
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) KŘttner J.
Title Determination of impedance in the passage of current from hand to hand
Original title Ermittlung der Impedanz beim Stromweg Hand-Hand [in German]
Bibliographic information 1979, Vol.32, No.2, p.5-7. Illus. 2 ref.
Abstract The physiological effects of electric current in relation to its duration of passage are presented succinctly in a table. For a given voltage, the intensity of the current depends on the impedance of the human body. The conditions in the body are reproduced by models of electrical circuits. Results of measurements taken with 10 human subjects (hands wetted with a saline solution). The values were partly above 1,100Ohm for a voltage of 25V.
Descriptors (primary) electrical resistance of body; electricity
Descriptors (secondary) alternating current; direct current; threshold currents; human experiments; hand
Document type -
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Electricity