Radiant Ceiling Panels Combined with Localized Methods for Improved Thermal Comfort of Both Patient and Medical Staff in Patient Room

Sakura Mori, Mariya Barova, Zhecho Dimitrov Bolashikov, Arsen Krikor Melikov, Shin-ichi Tanabe

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Abstract

The objectives were to identify whether ceiling installed radiant heating panels can provide thermal comfort to the occupants in a patient room, and to determine a method for optimal thermal environment to both patient and medical staff simultaneously. The experiments were performed in a climate chamber resembling a single-bed patient room under convective air conditioning alone or combined with the ceiling installed radiant heating panels. Two thermal manikins simulated a patient lying in the bed and a doctor standing next to the patient. Conventional cotton blanket, electric blanket, electric mattress were used to provide local heating for the patient. The effects of the methods were identified by comparing the manikin based equivalent temperatures. The optimal thermal comfort level for both patient and medical staff would obtained when two conventional cotton blankets were used with extra clothing for the patient, at room air temperature adjusted to be comfortable for the doctor.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 9th International Meeting for manikins and Modeling (9I3M)
Number of pages6
Publication date2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event9th International Meeting for Manikins and Modeling - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 21 Aug 201224 Aug 2012
Conference number: 9
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Conference

Conference9th International Meeting for Manikins and Modeling
Number9
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period21/08/201224/08/2012
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Keywords

  • Hospital environment
  • local heating
  • radiant heating panels
  • thermal manikin
  • equivalent temperature

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Mori, S., Barova, M., Bolashikov, Z. D., Melikov, A. K., & Tanabe, S. (2012). Radiant Ceiling Panels Combined with Localized Methods for Improved Thermal Comfort of Both Patient and Medical Staff in Patient Room. In Proceedings of 9th International Meeting for manikins and Modeling (9I3M)