Effect of properties of sports surface and clothing materials on human thermal load under hot environment

Yasuhiro Shimazaki*, Atsumasa Yoshida, Yayoi Satsumoto, Shohei Taketani

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The physiological reaction and mental action of a human body was observed for four different sports surfaces and for clothing of six different colours during exercise to gain a better understanding of human thermal conditions outdoors. The radiative properties of each surface and clothing were determined before the experiments; thus, human thermal load including environmental conditions was calculated. Different radiation properties were quantitatively determined to affect human thermal load; in addition, one type of functional sportswear prototype for reducing thermal load by property modification was evaluated. Subjective results indicate that for future clothing design, other thermal properties have to be considered along with the radiative properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-507
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 10th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, ISEA 2014 - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: 2014 Jul 142014 Jul 17


  • Exercise
  • Ground surface
  • Human thermal condition
  • Radiation
  • Reflectance
  • Sportswear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Engineering(all)


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