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Title: Distribution of skin thermal sensitivity
Authors: Gerrett, Nicola
Ouzzahra, Yacine
Havenith, George
Keywords: Thermal sensitivity
Heat and cold
Body mapping
Regional thermal sensitivity
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © Springer
Citation: GERRETT, N., OUZZAHRA, Y. and HAVENITH, G., 2016. Distribution of skin thermal sensitivity. IN: Humbert, P. ... (et al) (eds.) Agache’s Measuring the Skin: Non-invasive Investigations, Physiology, Normal Constants, Basle: Springer, 2nd ed.
Abstract: 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.
Description: This book chapter is in closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-26594-0_72-1
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21494
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26594-0_72-1
ISBN: 9783319265940
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