The Effect of Personal Protective Equipment on the Physiological Stress of Rescue Workers

  • Tianhao Wang
  • Chenming Li
  • Yan WangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 576)


In order to study the impact of personal protective equipment on the physiological stress of rescue workers, 18 medium-sized professional rescue workers were selected as subjects, wearing firefighting clothing, entry clothing, rescue clothing, chemical protective clothing, and lightweight garments. Experiments include static testing and dynamic testing, to test heart rate, respiration rate, oxygen intake, and carbon dioxide exhalation. The test results show that the protective clothing has a significant impact on the physiological load of the subject, and there is a significant difference in the physiological indexes of the subjects between different protective equipment.


Personal protective equipment Rescue workers Physiological 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsGeneral Hospital of Chinese People’s Liberation ArmyBeijingChina
  2. 2.The Quartermaster Research Institute of Engineering and TechnologyBeijingChina

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