Errors in skin temperature measurements. Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Errors in skin temperature measurements.

Creator

  • Author: Dugay, Murielle
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

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

Publisher

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

Date

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

Language

  • English

Description

  • 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.

Subject

  • 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.

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

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

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

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

Degree

  • 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

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