At Hypoxico, our systems and technologies are currently utilized in several fields of research. Hypoxico equipment delivers highly controlled low-oxygen (hypoxic) or high-oxygen (hyperoxic) air and can be used for a variety of research applications. These hypoxic and hyperoxic systems deliver O2 levels as low as 5% and as high as 30% and come with a variety of control, data-log, and scheduling options.
Both our personal-use line of equipment and the K2-Series commercial-grade- system can be utilized for research on human or animal subjects. The K2-Series offers the degree of oxygen control and high-flow rates often required for scientific research offering the most accurate and stable hypoxic air-flow of within .1% accuracy.
The personal line is great for smaller research projects or for studies operating on a slightly smaller budget. Feel free to contact us for insights on products and training protocols based on the goals of the research.
Many college and university research facilities have used Hypoxico systems in a variety of tests concerning the impact of altitude on human physiology. For instance, the University of Northern Michigan has used our products to study the physical parameters of performance-related increases in a subject’s lactate threshold.
Intermittent Hypoxic Therapy with Spinal Cord Injury Patients
Emory University researchers are using high altitude training (low-oxygen equipment by Hypoxico) to stimulate nerve regeneration and rehabilitate Spinal Cord Injury Patients (SCI). The results of this experiment were quite promising for patients with incomplete spinal cord injuries. After only a five day intervention, subjects saw enormous improvement in their ability to walk while their walking endurance was also greatly enhanced. Much like the athletes we work with, patients with spinal cord injury saw “a greater capacity to tolerate fatigue” after the treatment. This is a great example of how Hypoxico technology has been used to make medical break throughs and revolutionize traditional rehabilitative practices.
Hypoxico systems are also safe for animal testing, and have been used by the University of Denver to study how altitude affects the breeding patterns of cows.
Many private pharmaceutical companies have also used our products to test various implications of altitude upon the physiology of mice.