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  • Main Title Errors in skin temperature measurements.


  • Author: Dugay, Murielle
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Boetcher, Sandra
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Chair
  • Committee Member: Traum, Matthew J.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Boubekri, Nourredine
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas


  • Creation: 2008-12
  • Digitized: 2009-08-30


  • English


  • Content Description: Numerical simulation is used to investigate the accuracy of a direct-contact device for measuring skin-surface temperature. A variation of thermal conductivity of the foam has greater effect on the error rather than a variation of the blood perfusion rate. For a thermal conductivity of zero, an error of 1.5 oC in temperature was identified. For foam pad conductivities of 0.03 and 0.06 W/m-oC, the errors are 0.5 and 0.15 oC. For the transient study, with k=0 W/m-oC, it takes 4,900 seconds for the temperature to reach steady state compared with k=0.03 W/m-oC and k=0.06 W/m-oC where it takes 3,000 seconds. The configuration without the foam and in presence of an air gap between the skin surface and the sensor gives the most uniform temperature profile.


  • Keyword: Biomedical
  • Keyword: bioheat transport
  • Keyword: skin temperature measurement
  • Keyword: heat conduction
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Body temperature -- Measurement.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Medical thermography.


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Dugay, Murielle
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

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  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • OCLC: 437349288
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc9786


  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Mechanical and Energy Engineering
  • Academic Department: Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas