Non-invasive continuous core temperature measurement by zero heat flux

L.P.J. Teunissen, J. Klewer, A. de Haan, J.J. de Koning, H.A.M. Daanen

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    Abstract

    Reliable continuous core temperature measurement is of major importance for monitoring patients. The zero heat flux method (ZHF) can potentially fulfil the requirements of non-invasiveness, reliability and short delay time that current measurement methods lack. The purpose of this study was to determine the performance of a new ZHF device on the forehead regarding these issues. Seven healthy subjects performed a protocol of 10 min rest, 30 min submaximal exercise (average temperature increase about 1.5 °C) and 10 min passive recovery in ambient conditions of 35 °C and 50% relative humidity. ZHF temperature (T
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)559-570
    JournalPhysiological Measurement
    Volume32
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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