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OpusGel Thermal testing

Thermal Testing of Hexyoo Scientific Gel Products

Mike Holmes, Neuromechanics and Ergonomics Lab

University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON, Canada

NewCo Team: Bob Macmillian, Peter Davidson, Kris Edwards, Jason Thomson, Ross Libbey

 

Purpose:

  1.     To quantify the change in temperature of various Hexyoo Gel products when exposed to hot and cold environments.
  2.     To determine the Gel’s ability to transfer hot/cold to participant.

Test 1:

  •     Control condition: temperature of the product at room temperature (blue bars)
  •     Testing: temperature of the product after 5 minutes at body temperature (orange bars)
  •     Opus 8185 increased temperature the most; Foam product increased the least
  •     Opus 84 was removed from freezer at same temperature as Ice

thermalgraph

 

thermalfoam

Test 2:
Thermal response of the Opus 84 after removal from freezer for 85 minutes sitting at room temperature.

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Test 3:
Post 5 minute body temperature test, the follow graph documents the time to return each product to room temperature.

thermaltestingslope

 

Test 4:

  • Opus 8185 removed from freezer and placed on participants knee for 5 minutes
  • Recording of skin surface temperature

OpusGelThermal

 

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