USAF acquires new equipment to detect signs of O2 deprivation


The United States Air Force (USAF) has acquired new equipment that will allow pilots and others to detect signs of hypoxia, or oxygen (O2) deprivation.

The reduced oxygen breathing device (ROBD) is used to provide pilots with aerospace physiology refresher training. It allows for a more efficient and safer way for pilots to train in simulated environments.

As part of the course, pilots work with the 9th Physiological Support Squadron (PSPTS) for a number of reasons, including hypoxia demonstration.

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