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Thermal perception and physiological responses in males and females during mild cold exposures in different clothing ensembles

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Thesis type
(Thesis) M.Sc.
Date created
2016-06-13
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Abstract
In the first study of this thesis 10 males and 10 females walked on a treadmill with a ~10 km/h wind and an ambient temperature of -8°C. The hypotheses tested included: 1) females will have lower skin temperature and surface heat flux while all other physiological responses are similar when compared to male, 2) within each sex, an elasticized (E) coat versus a non-elasticized (NE) coat would give a diminished physiological strain and 3) that within each sex, the E coat versus the NE coat would give a better thermal comfort. Results in this first study showed some differences in physiological responses between the sexes, that males had higher thermal comfort ratings in an E versus a NE coat during exercise (p
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Thesis advisor: White, Matthew
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