Surface Exposure to Cold

Project Title

Surface Exposure to Cold


This project aimed to establish the mechanisms underlying performance decrements of cooled limbs, for both men and women with and without protective garments. It also aimed to provide comprehensive and objective testing of survival suits on male and female subjects in realistic (rough) sea conditions, and to make recommendations to Canadian regulatory agencies for the development of standards for these protective garments.

List of Project Outputs

Lead Investigator

Matthew White, School of HKR, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Principal Investigators

Matthew White, School of HKR, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Stephen Cheung, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University


Chris Brooks, Survival Systems Limited
Robert Rutherford, Offshore Safety and Survival Centre, Marine Institute
Brian Veitch, Faculty of Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Jim Morrison, Department of Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University



Basset, F., Cahill, F., Handrigan, G., Du Charme, M., & Cheung, S. (2011).  The effect of lower body cooling on the changes in three core temperature indicies.  Physiological Measurement, 32(4), 385.

Contact Information

SafetyNet, Memorial University of Newfoundland


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