Chamber-based system for physiological monitoring of submerged exercising subjects

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Chamber-based system for physiological monitoring of submerged exercising subjects

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dc.contributor.author Thalmann, ED en_US
dc.contributor.author Sponholtz, DK en_US
dc.contributor.author Lundgren, CEG en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-24T22:33:43Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-24T22:33:43Z
dc.date.issued 1978 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Undersea Biomed. Res. 5(3): 293-300, Sept. 1978. en_US
dc.identifier.other Undersea Biomed Res en_US
dc.identifier.uri PMID: 705946 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/2828
dc.description Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. (http://www.uhms.org ) en_US
dc.description.abstract A system has been designed which allows for measurement of cardiorespiratory parameters in the fully submerged subject performing graded exercise. It consists of a horizontal wet chamber; a waterproofed, electrically braked bicycle ergometer; and a low-resistance "bag-in-a-box" breathing apparatus. Chamber and breathing apparatus design allow for a great deal of flexibility in both positioning of the subject and instrumentation. The 200-liter "bag-in-a-box" configuration provides the subject with humidified gas through 2.5 in. i.d. tubing. A rolling seal spirometer provides the lung counter volume. Provision is made for breath-by-breath gas analysis with a mass spectrometer. Hydrostatic pressure on the diver's thorax relative to chamber pressure can be easily and reproducibly varied over a wide range of positive and negative static lung loads. This system has been used on over 100 man-dives to depths equivalent to 6.5 ATA with oxygen consumptions up to 4.0 liters/min. *Exertion Human Immersion/*physiopathology Monitoring, Physiologic/*instrumentation Respiratory Function Tests/instrumentation Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. en_US
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dc.rights Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. (http://www.uhms.org ) en_US
dc.source.uri null en_US
dc.subject human en_US
dc.subject equipment en_US
dc.subject exercise en_US
dc.subject immersion en_US
dc.subject.mesh Exertion* Humans Immersion/physiopathology* Monitoring, Physiologic/instrumentation* Respiratory Function Tests/instrumentation en_US
dc.title Chamber-based system for physiological monitoring of submerged exercising subjects en_US

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    The Undersea Baromedical Research journal was published by the Undersea Medical Society, Inc. (now the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society) quarterly from 1974 to 1992 when the name changed to the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal.

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