A Computer Model of Human Thermoregulation Extended with an Active Body Climate Control System



This paper describes a computer model of human thermoregulation based on the Fiala model that we have extended with a module for active body climate control. The main stimulus for the development of this model is the need to predict the thermal response of the human body to the actual prototype for active body climate control. This prototype supports the heat exchange mechanisms of the body by improving convection and especially evaporation. The model has been validated with experimental data from a field study. As a result, new design recommendations for the enhancement of the prototype and especially the control algorithm, based on vital and environmental parameters, could be identified.

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