What is a Hyperbaric Chamber?
Also known as a Diving Chamber, a Hyperbaric chamber is a pressure vessel used to treat patients, including divers, suffering from certain diving disorders such as decompression sickness, Air embolism, severe carbon monoxide poisoning and a number of other conditions.
The word ‘hyperbaric’ is derived from the Greek words ‘hyper’ (υπερ) for above normal and ‘baros’ (βάρος) for weight.
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.