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[Research] Vest helps athletes keep their cool

Researchers from Hiroshima University collaborated with a Japanese sportswear company Mizuno to test a new type of cooling vest. The cooling vest is filled with ice packs and features a collar that can also cool the neck. The aim of the vest is to cool the athletes’ upper-body skin which can decrease heart rate and temperature of their neck and skin.


The cooling vest

The cooling vest. When ice-packs are placed in the vest worn by an athlete after exercise skin temperature and heart rate decrease CREDIT: Can only be used with attribution to Mizuno

Full bibliographic information

Journal: Frontiers in Physiology (2019)
Title: Wearing a Cooling Vest During Half-Time Improves Intermittent Exercise in the Heat
Authors: Chaen Y, Onitsuka S and Hasegawa H
DOI: doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00711

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