Personal Cooling for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Students conducting research with a subject on a stationary bike.

This study explored how a personal cooling vest may affect functional performance in multiple sclerosis patients.

Principal Investigator: Nadine M. Fisher, EdD

Funding Agency: Aspen Systems Incorporated

Period: 07/2011-11/2012

Abstract: This study tested a cooling vest on individuals with multiple sclerosis. The tests helped determine the amount of cooling that should be delivered to the subjects in order for them to perceive that they are cool, reduce fatigue levels and to potentially show a slower rate of rise in core temperature and a faster recovery after exercise.