Application of infrared thermal imaging and computational fluid dynamics techniques to whole body cryotherapy (WBC)

Application of infrared thermal imaging and computational fluid dynamics techniques to whole body cryotherapy (WBC)

Anthony Marreiro  Fabien Beaumont  Redha Taïar  Guillaume Polidori 

Pôle de Cryothérapie, 2 rue Jules Méline, 51430 Bezannes, France

GRESPI, UFR Sciences exactes et naturelles BP 1039, 51687 Reims cedex 2, France

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31 December 2017
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Whole Body Cryotherapy can be considered as a therapeutic complement consisting to place the human body in a hermetic chamber, where the temperature varies from -60°C to -110° C for a short period of time. Despite the benefits of cryotherapy, it is essential to insure that the exposure to the extreme cold is safe and do not alter physiology of human body. This is why it is essential to know precisely the thermal transfer occurring at the cutaneous surface of the patient during WBC session but also to have a precise knowledge of the aeraulic and thermal conditions within the cryotherapy cabin. The experimental study is based on the acquisition of skin temperature maps to deduce the boundary conditions of the numerical problem which will resolved through a CFD code


cryotherapy, computational fluid dynamics, infrared thermography, convectiveradiative-model

1. Introduction
2. Matériels et méthodes
3. Résultats numériques et discussion
4. Conclusion

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