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Do you have a spinal cord injury? Do you find hot and/or humid environments problematic?

26 February 2016

Do you have a spinal cord injury? Do you find hot and/or humid environments problematic?

 If you have a spinal cord injury (SCI) your thermoregulatory system is likely to be compromised. However, it is currently unknown which environments, individuals with a SCI can physiologically tolerate at rest.  

Why should I help?

  • To further understanding of when heat gain and heat loss becomes unbalanced in individuals with a SCI in hot and humid environments.
  • To provide guidance for individuals with a SCI on which environments they should take extra care.

What do you get in return?

  • Our research team can provide you with information about your body composition, blood pressure, understand how your body reacts to a hot and humid environment etc.
  • An opportunity to talk to the team about various aspects of Sport Science, such as fitness testing, education about cooling strategies etc.

 What does the study involve?

  • One visit to our impressive climatic chambers at Loughborough University (travel will be reimbursed).
  • The chamber will be set at 37°C, whilst the humidity increases gradually during the protocol.
  • Rest in the chamber until your core temperature starts to increase above resting levels.

You can take part if you are:

  • 18-52 years old
  • Male
  • Healthy & recreationally active
  • Have a spinal cord injury

For more information and to express your interest please contact:

Katy Griggs, k.griggs@lboro.ac.uk