Aviation Applications…The War on Error
Hypoxia during flight is a serious threat to anyone who flies, and many times altitude training is what averts disaster.
Until recently, the only simulation method that enabled the first-hand experience of the effects of hypoxia in a mask-off situation has been a low-pressure chamber, often decades old and very limited in size. These chambers are not only antiquated in concept, they are expensive, incompatible with modern flight simulators, and can result in injuries such as barotrauma and decompression sickness (DCS).
In collaboration with the US Navy, the FAA, and leading aviation universities, and with over $1,000,000 in government R&D research grants, the team of engineers at Altitude Control Technologies developed a normobaric hypoxia solution (ie with no pressure change) to improve the availability, affordability, effectiveness and safety of hypoxia awareness training. Leading aeronautical institutions and authorities now use this technology to train their aviators, either instead of low pressure chambers, or to supplement its NATO-required use.
With a system from ACT, your aviators learn to recognize the symptoms of hypoxia, and instinctively take the correct action, BEFORE their judgment is so clouded that their decisions become unreliable.