Study on the accumulated thermal load of walking pedestrians (part 1): Simultaneous measurements of physical environments and physiological responses during standing and walking outdoors in summer

Yusaku Ohba, Yasuyuki Ishida, Takuma Hasegawa, Tomonobu Goto, Akashi Mochida

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Abstract

To analyze the human physiological responses in outdoor spaces during summer, physical environments and human physiological responses were measured simultaneously. The increase in skin temperature of lower arm and back of hand during walking was smaller than that measured during standing. In high MRT environment, the increase in core temperature during walking was smaller than that measured during standing. This is related to an increase in heat loss from the body due to the increase in relative air velocity exposed on the body sweating and heat transportation from core to skin due to the increased blood flow rate during walking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-269
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
Volume86
Issue number781
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Mar

Keywords

  • Heat adaptation
  • Human physiological response
  • Pedestrian space
  • Thermal environment evalution
  • Thermal physiology
  • Urban cool spot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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