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Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport

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22 October 2014

A visiting academic from Japan (Dr Tamae Yoda) is working with the PHC for a year and is currently undertaking a study investigating thermal perceptions in spinal cord injured individuals in the heat. The purpose of the study is to gain insight into the behavioural response and perceptions concerned with thermal stimulations. This could provide information on how individuals with spinal cord injury set their air-conditioning, or inform their choice of the most suitable clothing to wear in the heat and the cold.

Briefly the study involves one visit to the lab, where you will rest for ~70 minutes (plus preparation time) whilst the ambient temperature is gradually increased from 27.5-40C. You will be monitored for core temperature, skin temperature, sweat rate, skin blood flow and perceptual responses. 

If you would like more information and/or would be interested in participating, please don't hesitate to contact Katy Griggs (K.griggs@lboro.ac.uk).