WOMAN & THERMOGRAPHY. New section in ThermoHuman

WOMAN & THERMOGRAPHY. New section in ThermoHuman

27/03/2021 By: Nieves Fernández López Home

Have you ever ask yourself about the effects of the menstrual cycle on skin temperature, or common injuries in women, the effects of exercise on them, and so on?

Despite the need for further research, scientific results (Borba Neves et al., 2020; Bouzas Marins et al., 2015; Chudecka & Lubkowska, 2015) have already pointed out that woman thermoregulation and skin temperature behaves in a different way than the man’s ones.

Better understanding these topics might help to improve the application of infrared thermography for injury prevention, diagnosis support, injury follow up and performance in women.

Thermal images of a woman and a man using a FLIR T1020 (Ismael Fernández Cuevas)

From now on we are monthly going to share information about these topics.


Borba Neves, E., Camillo Martinez, E., De Meneck, F., & Machado Reis, V. (2020). Superficial thermal response to CrossFit® workout. Motriz: Revista de Educaзгo Fнsica, 26

Bouzas Marins, J. C., Formenti, D., Costa, C. M. A., de Andrade Fernandes, A., & Sillero-Quintana, M. (2015). Circadian and gender differences in skin temperature in militaries by thermography. Infrared Physics & Technology, 71(0), 322-328. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infrared.2015.05.008

Chudecka, M., & Lubkowska, A. (2015). Thermal maps of young women and men. Infrared Physics & Technology, 69(0), 81-87. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infrared.2015.01.012

Europa Thermohuman ThermoHuman has had the support of the Funds of the European Union and the Community of Madrid through the Operational Programme on Youth Employment. Likewise, ThermoHuman within the framework of the Export Initiation Program of ICEX NEXT, had the support of ICEX and the co-financing of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

CDTI Thermohuman has received funding from the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), in participation with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), for the R+D activities involved in creating a new tool, based on thermography, for the prediction and prevention of rheumatoid arthritis. See project detail.