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Thermal Modeling of Devices Contacting the Skin
Keywords: Skin temperature modeling, CFD model of human tissue, Wearable devices
With the advent of consumer electronic devices and medical devices that are worn in contact with the skin, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to model skin temperatures in the area of contact to understand the comfort level to the person wearing the device and to avoid any detrimental effects from high- temperature long-term exposure. This presentation will show the methodology used to model skin temperatures in contact with heated devices using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Experimental data was collected and correlated with thermal models of the tissue in order to develop a model that can be used to determine tissue temperatures under the device in contact with the skin.
Guy R. Wagner, Director
Electronic Cooling Solutions Inc.
Santa Clara, CA
United States

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