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The Use of Infrared Thermography in the Study of Sport and Exercise Physiology

  • Damiano FormentiEmail author
  • Arcangelo Merla
  • Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada
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Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Abstract

Infrared thermography (IRT) is considered an upcoming, promising methodology in the field of exercise physiology. Skin temperature distribution derives from muscular activity, skin blood flow as well as perspiration patterns in specific body parts. This chapter aims to provide a general overview on the literature about the study of the skin temperature response to exercise assessed by means of IRT and its relationship with other thermoregulatory variables, exercise characteristics and performance factors.

Keywords

Skin Temperature Resistance Exercise Core Temperature Skin Blood Flow Sweat Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Damiano Formenti
    • 1
    Email author
  • Arcangelo Merla
    • 2
  • Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Sciences for HealthUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Infrared Imaging Lab, ITAB-Institute of Advanced Biomedical Technologies and Department of Neuroscience, Imaging and Clinical SciencesUniversity “G. D’Annunzio”—Chieti-PescaraChietiItaly
  3. 3.Biophysics and Medical Physics Group, Department of PhysiologyUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain
  4. 4.Research Group in Sport Biomechanics (GIBD), Department of Physical Education and SportsUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain

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