Weiss Sports Science Rooms (SSRs) are designed to simulate some of the more inhospitable conditions found around the globe, allowing sports science personnel to assess the performance of athletes in a variety of temperature and humidity controlled environments with or without altitude simulation (Hypoxia). The room provides the test subjects with the opportunity to experience or acclimatise to extreme environmental conditions and provide the ability to carry out fundamental research on human performance response to those conditions.
Our SSRs are also used to test performance clothing, sports equipment and assess human ability to carry out occupational tasks in extremes of temperature or altitude, in a controlled environment.
Photograph MMU2762.JPG courtesy of Manchester Metropolitan University
Hypoxic conditions are achieved by the introduction of Oxygen depleted air which has been generated by passing compressed air through a patented molecular sieve system, then mixing it to provide controllable Oxygen levels from 11% to 20.9% ±0.1% (sea level to 5000m).