heat stress index


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heat stress index

[′hēt ‚stres ¦in‚deks]
(physiology)
Relation of the amount of evaporation or perspiration required for particular job conditions as related to the maximum evaporative capacity of an average person. Abbreviated HSI.
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In addition to measuring temperature and relative humidity, it calculates and displays Heat Stress Index, which measures how hot it feels when humidity is combined with the actual temperature.
The 3500 also measures relative humidity, heat stress index, dew point and wet bulb temperature.
Our sports medicine staff uses a "sling psychrometer," a hand-held instrument that measures the heat stress index before every scheduled workout or practice.
Apparent temperature (AT), or the heat index, is perhaps the best known and most widely used heat stress index.
The Heat Stress Index measures how hot it feels when humidity is combined with the actual temperature.