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Recent NAVSEA CO2 Narcosis Study Photos

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Overhead view of the CO2 Narcosis study set up. Photo shows the underwater joystick container, the cycle ergometer and the breathing hoses.

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MATB-II video game screen. The subjects must accurately control the simulator while responding to a series of warning lights a gauges during the different gas and exercise conditions.

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Co-investigator, Bruce Derrick, MD testing the apparatus prior to a trial run to 200 EAD + CO2.

 

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Subject performing a CO2 response curve prior to undergoing the experimental procedure.

 

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In-chamber gas switching manafold. All gases are confirmed with mass spectromtery during the study. Arterial to end tidal CO2 is compared during the different exercise and gas conditions.

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In-chamber setup for arterial blood gas collection

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