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Physiological Models and Countermeasures FY06

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  • Establish an understanding of the physiological "burden" imposed by personal protective ensembles
  • Perform research on countermeasures to this "burden"
  • Develop comprehensive, predictive models of physiological stress for the purpose of ensemble evaluation
Treadmill monitoring

Applicable Standards

  • ASTM F23.6

Key Partners

  • Aspen Systems, Inc.
  • IPP, Inc.
  • Morning Pride


  • Firefighters/emergency responders
  • Standards organizations (NFPA, ASTM)
  • Manufacturers of materials and ensembles

Project Scope

  • Conduct PPE ensemble physiologic testing in the NPPTL research physiology laboratory
  • Select test methods and develop physiological models
  • Physiologic test of conductive & convective cooling countermeasures
  • Develop & test model of regional vs. global cooling countermeasures
  • Incorporate data from current project and Project HEROES in the development of physiologic models and countermeasures


  • Complete regional cooling physiological proposal
  • Submit for external peer review and HSRB approval
  • Recruit subjects and begin data collection


  • None for FY06


  • None for FY06
Page last modified: July 23, 2007
Page last reviewed: July 23, 2007 (archived document)
Content Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)