Lower Body Negative Pressure (LBNP) Chamber

Standard

Features:

  • Built in vacuum with manual pressure control equipped with a digital touch screen display

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  • Rigid aluminum framing for stability and safety

  • Transparent and easily removable side panels

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  • Castors for easy movement

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  • Temperature and pressure sensors

    • Both with BNC analog outputs

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  • Adjustable seat for participant stability and proper placement in chamber

    • Motorized

    • External control

  • Top gland plate for cable/tubing entry and exit

  • Adjustable front entry to accommodate subject size variability​​

  • Stress tested to -120 mmHg

Additional Customizable Options:

  • Fully automated/programmable vacuum control 

    • Control circuitry for fully automated operations

    • User-friendly operating software

    • Programmable profiles for custom sequences and repeatable runs

    • Hands-free operation​

Premium

Features:

  • All features of the Standard version plus...

  • Integrated subject bed

    • Additional support base

  • ​Enlarged chamber to accommodate ergometer​ (ergometer not included)

 

Additional Customizable Options:

  • Automated motorized head-up tilt control

    • 0 to 65 degree head-up tilt range

    • Abort kill switch for rapid down​​

  • Automated motorized head-up AND head-down tilt control

    • 0 to 65 degree head-up tilt range

    • 0 to -15 degree head-down tilt range

    • Abort kill switch for rapid down​​

  • Automated motorized head-down tilt control

    • 0 to 60 degree head-down tilt range

  • Fully automated/programmable vacuum control 

    • Control circuitry for fully automated operations

    • User-friendly operating software

    • Programmable profiles for custom sequences and repeatable runs

    • Hands-free operation​

  • Integrated foldable arm rests

A LBNP chamber is commonly used to investigate hemodynamic, military and aerospace-related research questions. The application of negative pressure to the lower body leads to the translocation of blood from the central cavity to the periphery; essentially decreasing central blood volume similar to that which occurs during acute hemorrhage, orthostasis, and acceleration. The Technavance Solution provides researchers with a wide range of options to customize this well-established apparatus for such investigations. In addition to an economical entry-level system, custom configurations incorporating an integrated bed, motorized tilt options and fully-automated pressure control capabilities are also available. Large capacity chambers for integrated ergometers and small capacity MRI-compatible versions are also offered. User-friendly software, provided with automated systems, provides the additional feature of enabling investigators to fully customize vacuum test protocols.