Altitude / Aerospace

There is a limited understanding of hypoxia and hypoxemia at high altitude. Accurate models are needed for understanding altitude sickness, acute mountain sickness, hypertension, and even cerebral edema resulting from travel to high elevations.

Hypoxia chambers, for both cellular and in vivo models, help reproduce mimic acute or also chronic exposure to reduced oxygen partial pressure at high altitude. Controlled programming of dynamic O2 levels can mimic ascent, descent, and therapeutic administration of oxygen.