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Measuring skin temperature before, during and after exercise: a comparison of thermocouples and infrared thermography
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Natural sciences and health sciences
Information
Abstract
Measuring skin temperature (TSK) provides important information about the complex thermal control system and could be interesting when carrying out studies about thermoregulation. The most common method to record TSK involves thermocouples at specific locations; however, the use of infrared thermal imaging (IRT) has increased. The two methods use different physical processes to measure TSK, and each has advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, the objective of this study was to compare the mean skin temperature (MTSK) measurements using thermocouples and IRT in three different situations: pre-exercise, exercise and post-exercise. Analysis of the residual scores in Bland-Altman plots showed poor agreement between the MTSK obtained using thermocouples and those using IRT. The averaged error was -0.75 °C during pre-exercise, 1.22 °C during exercise and -1.16 °C during post-exercise, and the reliability between the methods was low in the pre- (ICC = 0.75 [0.12 to 0.93]), during (ICC = 0.49 [-0.80 to 0.85]) and post-exercise (ICC = 0.35 [-1.22 to 0.81] conditions. Thus, there is poor correlation between the values of MTSK measured by thermocouples and IRT pre-exercise, exercise and post-exercise, and low reliability between the two forms of measurement.
International
No
JCR
No
Title
Physiol Meas
ISBN
0967-3334
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
35
10.1088/0967-3334/35/2/189
Journal number
2
From page
189
To page
203
Month
FEBRERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Manuel Sillero Quintana (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Deporte Rendimiento
  • Departamento: Deportes
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