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Effect of Footwear Insulation on Thermal Responses in the Cold

Kuklane, Kalev LU ; Geng, Qiuqing and Holmér, Ingvar LU (1998) In International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics 4(2). p.137-152
Abstract
The influence of footwear insulation on foot skin temperature in the cold at low activity was investigated. Simultaneously, the thermal and pain sensations, and the influence of steel toe cap were studied. Eight subjects were exposed for 85 minutes to three environmental temperatures (+3; -12 and -25 °C) wearing 5 different boots. Insulation of footwear was determined with a thermal foot model. The study showed the importance of insulation to keep feet warm. Other factors such as wetness and vasomotor response, however, modified the thermal response. Most affected parts were toes and heels. Cold and pain sensation were connected with considerably lower temperatures in these local points. No significant differences were observed between... (More)
The influence of footwear insulation on foot skin temperature in the cold at low activity was investigated. Simultaneously, the thermal and pain sensations, and the influence of steel toe cap were studied. Eight subjects were exposed for 85 minutes to three environmental temperatures (+3; -12 and -25 °C) wearing 5 different boots. Insulation of footwear was determined with a thermal foot model. The study showed the importance of insulation to keep feet warm. Other factors such as wetness and vasomotor response, however, modified the thermal response. Most affected parts were toes and heels. Cold and pain sensation were connected with considerably lower temperatures in these local points. No significant differences were observed between boots with and without steel toe cap. (Less)
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cold insulation of footwear foot skin temperature thermal sensation
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International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
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Central Institute for Labour Protection, Warszawa, Poland
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  abstract     = {The influence of footwear insulation on foot skin temperature in the cold at low activity was investigated. Simultaneously, the thermal and pain sensations, and the influence of steel toe cap were studied. Eight subjects were exposed for 85 minutes to three environmental temperatures (+3; -12 and -25 °C) wearing 5 different boots. Insulation of footwear was determined with a thermal foot model. The study showed the importance of insulation to keep feet warm. Other factors such as wetness and vasomotor response, however, modified the thermal response. Most affected parts were toes and heels. Cold and pain sensation were connected with considerably lower temperatures in these local points. No significant differences were observed between boots with and without steel toe cap.},
  author       = {Kuklane, Kalev and Geng, Qiuqing and Holmér, Ingvar},
  issn         = {2376-9130},
  keyword      = {cold
insulation of footwear
foot skin temperature
thermal sensation},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {137--152},
  publisher    = {Central Institute for Labour Protection, Warszawa, Poland},
  series       = {International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics},
  title        = {Effect of Footwear Insulation on Thermal Responses in the Cold},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {1998},
}