Effects of fabrics with infrared radiation properties on physiological and psychological thermal responses during exercise and recovery

Xiao Fen Lin, Yi Li, Yan Xia Han, Xu Yong Cao, Jia Shen Li, Hang Mei Polly Leung, Ru Lv, Xin Xing Wu, Jiao Jiao, Qing Ye

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Abstract

A functional pant made of the fabrics with infrared (IR) radiation properties was successful developed as a potential application for infrared therapy. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the fabrics with infrared radiation properties on physiological and psychological responses during and after a short-duration exercise. Ten female subjects were tested in random order, wearing two types of pant with or without IR function. Nude body mass was measured before the experiment and after the recovery. Core temperature, skin temperature at six sites, heart rate, and the ratings of thermal, clothing wetness and comfort sensation were measured during and after the exercise. The results arising from the core temperature showed not significantly higher in IR function pant than that in Non-IR function (P>0.05), but the body mean skin temperature drawn a significant higher body mean skin temperature in IR functional pant than in Non-IR functional pant (P<0.05). However, subjective sensations during this short-duration exercise were similar for both fabrics. In conclusion, following a short duration exercise, the infrared radiation properties of fabrics could increase the heat ability of body skim temperature and keep the thermal comfort for human body.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium Proceedings 2014 - 7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014
PublisherBinary Information Press
Pages1063-1069
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014 - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 Aug 20148 Aug 2014

Conference

Conference7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period6/08/148/08/14

Keywords

  • Core temperature
  • Infrared functional fabrics
  • Skin temperature
  • Thermal sensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials

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