Accession Number:

AD0733704

Title:

Construction of a Prototype Flexible Recompression Chamber.

Descriptive Note:

Task rept. Dec 69-Mar 71,

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE COLUMBUS LABS OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-03

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Divers operating in remote locations are just as subject to decompression sickness as those working near well-equipped decompression facilities. It is for this reason that, over the years, a number of small, portable 1-man recompression chambers have been designed, built, and sold to the diving community. Because of the imperative need for fast treatment of decompression sickness, it is mandatory that an injured diver be gotten into compression just as soon as possible after he is injured. The objective of the task was to design and fabricate all of the necessary hardware associated with a non-man-rated, flexible recompression chamber, and to verify the feasibility of the concept.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE