Hyper/Hypobaric Chamber

The Environmental Medicine and Physiology Unit at Simon Fraser University is the only civilian research hyper/hypobaric facility in Canada. It is capable of pressurizing or, “diving,”  to 305 meters (30ATA, 445psi, 1000’) of sea water as well as drawing a vacuum, or “flying” the unit, to 33.5km Above Sea Level (ASL), which is equivalent to the atmospheric pressure on Mars (0.011ATA, 0.159psi, 100,000’ ASL).

The EMPU specializes in researching human performance in extreme environments.  We are capable of meeting specific requirements for hyperbaric, aerospace, and environmental testing of various degrees and equipment. Previous projects include, but are not limited to: pilot high altitude training (hypoxia), monitoring human operational parameters, acclimatization training, testing of survival suits, life-support systems, electronics and fuel cells.

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We are recognized by the DCBC as a training facility for the Hyperbaric Chamber Operator course (Section 22 of the Z275.4 standard). Students who meet all requirements will be eligible to receive an Occupational Diver Certificate of Competency from DCBC.

Our facility is accredited as a level 3 hyperbaric medical facility by the UHMS. 

Our Fundamentals of Hyperbaric Medicine course is a reviewed and approved  activity as a UHMS Designated Introductory Course in Hyperbaric Medicine. This activity meets the UHMS minimum requirements including 40 hours of face-to-face instruction. This can be applicable for CME credits for successful students. 

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To learn more about SFU's hypo/hyperbaric chamber, please get in touch:

Email: empu@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-3782