When Do You Need CoreControl™?

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Whether you are an athlete, miner, fireman or other emergency worker, you will likely benefit from CoreControl™.

Why? Exerting yourself under sweltering conditions can result in heat stress – particularly if you are wearing protective clothing such as HAZMAT suits.

The Body’s Temperature Regulating Process

The human body functions best in a narrow range between 36 degrees Celsius and 38 degrees Celsius. Working in thermally stressful conditions can result in heat illness symptoms of:

  • Exhaustion
  • Mental fatigue
  • Cramping

These can easily escalate into much more serious conditions of nausea, vomiting, loss of coordination, consciousness, and in heat stroke.

The body uses two different mechanisms for cooling:

  1. Blood is initially diffused to various portions of the body including the hands, feet, face and skin for conductive and convective cooling. Heart rate and stroke volume are increased to maintain pressure in the circulatory system.
  2. If sufficient cooling does not occur, the body then begins to sweat to facilitate evaporation. If the environment is equal to or greater than the body temperature, or work rate is greater than the ability to lose heat, core body temperature will continue to rise as the body stores excess heat.

Heat, Hard Labour, and Protective clothing: A Dangerous Combination

Fatigue caused by heat in the course of a training session or workday can significantly reduce productivity and alertness – the latter being crucial for safety in industrial environments and for emergency workers.

One worker having a heat stress incident can also cost your company thousands of dollars in lost time, workman’s compensation and medical benefits. Note that Heat Index assumes people are wearing light summer clothing. When workers use heavier clothing or some types of personal protective equipment, the body’s ability to lose heat is compromised and the risk of heat illness becomes significant at a lower Heat Index. Chemical Protective clothing such as HAZMAT suits can put a worker at risk of heat illness even when temperatures are mild. The importance of prevention cannot be overstated.

This is where CoreControl™ comes in

In humans, the palms of the hands have radiator regions designed to dissipate heat (the equivalent of the tongue of a dog). A hand-held device, the CoreControl™ Cooling Glove accelerates heat extraction through the palms’ radiator surfaces by increasing local blood flow – the result of carefully controlled temperature settings combined with a gentle vacuum that draws blood into the hand – all while carefully controlled cool water circulates through the device.

CoreControl™ increases the natural heat exchange of these radiator structures, an effective body temperature cooling mechanism – unlike traditional cooling methods such as a cold wet towel or personal fan – which do not easily penetrate the skin, providing only a superficial sensation of coolness.

CoreControl™: The Effective Cooling System For Athletes Industrial Workers

Improving mental alertness, endurance and physical performance, all while reducing the risk of heat stroke, CoreControl™ is a proven technology to help regulate body temperature during high physical exertion under extreme heat – ensuring personal and employee-safety.

Find out more about the benefits of this cutting-edge technology for your industry and contact the experts at RTX CoreControl™ today.

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