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Reduction of footwear insulation due to walking and sweating: a preliminary study

Kuklane, Kalev LU and Holmér, Ingvar LU (1998) Problems with cold work In Arbete och hälsa p.96-98
Abstract
Cold feet comprise problems for lots of people. Various methods can be used for determination of the thermal properties of footwear. A method using a thermal foot model allows the study of the insulation under different conditions. The paper describes the combined effect of walking and sweating on thermal insulation. Walking and sweating simulation on the foot model reduced the total insulation up to 45 %, the toe insulation even up to 55 % (note, that a “sweat gland was located on top of toe zone) compared to dry standing condition. However, the sole insulation during walking could be even higher than during standing. This could be related to reduced conductive heat loss and heat gain through friction. Some problems that occurred during... (More)
Cold feet comprise problems for lots of people. Various methods can be used for determination of the thermal properties of footwear. A method using a thermal foot model allows the study of the insulation under different conditions. The paper describes the combined effect of walking and sweating on thermal insulation. Walking and sweating simulation on the foot model reduced the total insulation up to 45 %, the toe insulation even up to 55 % (note, that a “sweat gland was located on top of toe zone) compared to dry standing condition. However, the sole insulation during walking could be even higher than during standing. This could be related to reduced conductive heat loss and heat gain through friction. Some problems that occurred during these preliminary tests are discussed as well. (Less)
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Arbete och hälsa
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Holmér, Ingvar; Kuklane, Kalev; and
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1998:18
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3 pages
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Arbetslivsinstitutet, Stockholm, Sweden
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Problems with cold work
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0346-7821
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91-7045-483-3
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English
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  abstract     = {Cold feet comprise problems for lots of people. Various methods can be used for determination of the thermal properties of footwear. A method using a thermal foot model allows the study of the insulation under different conditions. The paper describes the combined effect of walking and sweating on thermal insulation. Walking and sweating simulation on the foot model reduced the total insulation up to 45 %, the toe insulation even up to 55 % (note, that a “sweat gland was located on top of toe zone) compared to dry standing condition. However, the sole insulation during walking could be even higher than during standing. This could be related to reduced conductive heat loss and heat gain through friction. Some problems that occurred during these preliminary tests are discussed as well.},
  author       = {Kuklane, Kalev and Holmér, Ingvar},
  booktitle    = {Arbete och hälsa},
  editor       = {Holmér, Ingvar and Kuklane, Kalev},
  isbn         = {91-7045-483-3},
  issn         = {0346-7821},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1998:18},
  pages        = {96--98},
  publisher    = {Arbetslivsinstitutet, Stockholm, Sweden},
  title        = {Reduction of footwear insulation due to walking and sweating: a preliminary study},
  year         = {1998},
}