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Document ID (ISN)103197
CIS number 04-196
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kuklane K.
Title The use of footwear insulation values measured on a thermal foot model
Bibliographic information 2004, Vol.10, No.1, p.79-86. Illus. 38 ref.
Internet access 04-0196.pdf [in English]
Abstract The use of physiological data from human tests in modelling should consider background data, such as activity, environmental factors and clothing insulation on the whole body. This article focuses on the local thermal comfort of feet and on a special method for footwear thermal testing. It allows the use of insulation values acquired on a thermal foot model. The correlations between cold and pain sensations on one hand, and foot skin temperatures on the other, are described and related to the insulation measured on a thermal foot model. Recommendations are made for footwear choice as a function of environmental temperatures.
Descriptors (primary) thermal comfort; mathematical models; safety shoes; foot
Descriptors (secondary) skin temperature; selection of equipment; comfort assessment; thermal environment; statistical evaluation; description of technique; thermal insulation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Heating, ventilation and climate
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Heat and cold
Foot and leg protection