ON-LAND VALIDATION OF THE UNDERWATER METABOLIC ASSESSMENT SYSTEM (UMAS)

Authors
  1. Fairburn, S.M.
  2. Romet, T.T.
  3. Eaton, D.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The recent increase in underwater research has produced an accompanying need for methods to assess energy and ventilatory requirements of diving activities. In response, DCIEM assigned and built the Underwater Metabolic Assessment System (UMAS). It consisted of a low-resistance, open-circuit bag-in-box breathing apparatus. A small turbine volumemeter, the ability to control respiratory hydrostatic loading, and its size were the main advantages of the UMAS. The study validates the on-land performance of the UMAS by comparing its results to those of a standard metabolic cart (Jaeger Ergo-Oxyscreen).
Report Number
DCIEM-88-RR-47 — Research Report
Date of publication
15 Sep 1988
Number of Pages
23
DSTKIM No
89-00829
CANDIS No
58767
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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