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Distribution of Skin Thermal Sensitivity

Gerrett, Nicola, Ouzzahra, Y. and Havenith, G. (2017) Distribution of Skin Thermal Sensitivity. In: Agache's Measuring the Skin. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 1285-1301. ISBN 978-3-319-32381-7 Online: 978-3-319-32383-1

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The chapter explores measurement techniques to investigate thermal sensitivity of the skin across numerous locations over the body. Different definitions of thermal sensitivity are provided which will inform the method of stimulation. Techniques of stimulating the skin are proposed (e.g., thermal peltier probe, water-perfused suit, or patches), and temperature, surface area, and duration are discussed. Sensitivity can be assessed immediately (transient) or after a given period of time (steady state), and data can be presented in a variety of forms. The chapter proposed presenting the data as body maps to add clarity for the reader and examples are provided.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: thermal sensitivity, heat and cold, body mapping, gender, exercise, ethnicity, regional thermal sensitivity
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Depositing User: Nicola Gerrett
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2019 19:31
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:25

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