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Title Hyperthermia and hypohydration in a simulated disabled Pressurized Rescue Module
Description The purpose of this study is to determine the magnitudes of hyperthermia and hypohydration in a simulated disabled Pressurized Rescue Module scenario at sea level and depth.

Participants will be asked to complete the research study within 31 hours, spread out over 4 study visits.

Study Visits will be at the University at Buffalo, South Campus

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Objective In the event of disabled submarine, a Pressurized Rescue Module (PRM) may be deployed. The PRM is a small pressurized vehicle capable of holding the rescued sailors and safely delivering them to the surface. Safe deployment of the PRM is dependent on understanding and mitigating the possible challenges if failures were to occur. Because of the high number of sailors in a small space, the magnitude of increases in humidity and air temperature in a disabled PRM are predicted to rise to upwards of 35C (95F) and the air will quickly become saturated with water, raising humidity to >95% relative humidity (RH). As a result, the thermal environment in the disabled PRM can, in theory, become dangerous very quickly. However, there are no data capable of accurately predicting the magnitude of increases in body temperature and/or hypohydration in such circumstances.

Keywords: hyperthermia, hypohydration, healthy volunteer
Principal Investigator SCHLADER, ZACHARY
Age Group Adult
Drugs Involved
Status Open
Key Eligibility Male
Ages 18-40
Self-reported to be healthy
Disease Group Healthy Volunteers