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Development and Application of an Improved Thermal Dolorimeter

  • I. Fukumoto
  • M. Saito
  • K. Ono

Abstract

The thermal dolorimeter of W Hardyl has been used to measure thermal pain threshold (Fig 1). The original model is accurate but has the following drawbacks:
  1. 1.

    Measurements must be repeated to determine the thermal pain threshold

     
  2. 2.

    It is too large and requires elaborate preparation of the subjects being investigated.

     

Keywords

Skin Temperature Pain Threshold Oriental Medicine Skin Electric Resistance Computer Simulation Computer Simulation 
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References

  1. 1.
    H. D. Hardy, H. G. Wolff, H. Goodell, The influence of skin temperature upon the pain threshold as evoked by thermal radiation, Science 114: 149 (1951).CrossRefADSGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    I. Fukumoto, An improved thermal dolorimeter. The 12th Int. Nat. Conf. on Medical and Biological Engineering ( ICMBE ), Israel (1979).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Fukumoto
    • 1
  • M. Saito
    • 1
  • K. Ono
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Medical ElectronicsFaculty of Medicine University of TokyoBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Seiwa ME LaboratoryBunkyo-ku TokyoJapan

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