This project aims to determine if the Predicted Heat Strain (PHS) model accurately estimates core temperature (Tc) in underground miners at the Resolution Copper Mine (RCM). In addition to assessing the validity of the PHS model, measures of physiological changes that predict heat strain (heart rate, hydration and body temperature) will be explored. These measures will be analyzed for correlations among the predicted/measured heat strain and specific physiological measures, which may lead to more efficient and effective heat strain prevention. This project is funded through the University of Arizona' s RDI Accelerate for Success Award.
Moe Momayez, PhD, is also a collaborator on this project.