Making sense of how the skin responds to our thermal environments
Heat, cold, and humidity have a profound impact on our health and comfort. Better understanding how our body and skin detect and respond to thermal stress is key to drive innovation in thermal protection and comfort, skin care, and sensing technologies in health and disease.
At THERMOSENSELAB we investigate how humans sense temperature and wetness on their skin, how these signals contribute to regulating our body temperature and thermal behaviour, and how diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis impair our ability to respond to thermal stress.
Being part of the Skin Sensing Research Group (SSRG) at the University of Southampton, with a long history in skin health and tissue viability research in relation to pressure ulcer development and medical device evaluation, THERMOSENSELAB specializes in basic and applied research in human thermosensing and thermoregulation in health and disease.
Our research projects
We work at the interface of thermal physiology, skin biophysics, and somatosensory neuroscience. Our research activities are performed in collaboration with academic partners in Italy, USA, Switzerland, as well as with industrial stakeholders.
Dr Davide Filingeri
Skin Sensing Research Group
University of Southampton
Clinical Academic Facility | South Academic Block
Southampton General Hospital I SO16 6YD, Southampton, UK