Gamov bag

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Gamov bag

Gamov bag 

MOUNTAIN MEDICINE

A portable hyperbaric chamber that consists of a nylon bag in which a person with mountain sickness is placed to reduce the adverse effects of high altitude.

Air is pumped into the bag, increasing the external pressure on the body, and functionally reducing the altitude of user’s body by as much as 3000 meters, reducing headaches and tachycardia and increasing O2 saturation. 

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamow_bag

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