What is a Hyperbaric Chamber?
Commonly associated with divers, a Hyperbaric chamber is a pressure vessel used to treat a range of patients, including divers, suffering from various disorders such as decompression sickness, Air embolism, severe carbon monoxide poisoning and more.
Once sealed, an operator can control the atmospheric pressure inside the chamber. This means the pressure conditions a diver experiences at varying depths in the water can be simulated.
The word ‘hyperbaric’ is derived from the Greek words ‘hyper’ (υπερ) for above normal and ‘baros’ (βάρος) for weight.