Benefits Of ACT Whole House Oxygen Systems
Altitude Control Technology whole house oxygen systems were invented in 1995 by ACT engineers and have been at the forefront of innovation ever since. These systems use patented air separation technology to deliver a constant level of oxygen to a room. The oxygen sensors send information to an award-winning controller, which adjusts the oxygen level based on barometric pressure. The system’s controller is also certified for fire safety and air quality.
Uninterruptible power source
An uninterruptible power source (UPS) is a useful medical device that allows you to continue operating your home medical equipment in the event of a power failure. These devices are typically associated with servers and computers, but they can also be used in home medical equipment. Increasingly, uninterruptible power sources are used in the healthcare sector for a variety of applications.
A UPS system provides uninterrupted power, usually with a regulated output voltage. It also provides redundancy in the event of a power failure. It can provide power to sensitive loads such as medical equipment, life-sustaining systems, and computer systems. The UPS system features a static switch that provides redundancy in the event of a power failure and phase-locked loop control that ensures precise output regulation.
Comfortable therapy for Acute Mountain Sickness
The first step in treating acute mountain sickness is increasing oxygen saturation in the air. The human body requires high oxygen saturation to function properly and produce energy. Altitude Control Technologies has the solution. This technology allows homeowners to have a safe and comfortable treatment for AMS. By adding oxygen to the bedroom, it disrupts the cycle of hypoxia and helps restore sleep.
The most common form of altitude illness, acute mountain sickness (AMS), strikes about one in five people who travel to high altitudes. AMS begins with a headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, and vomiting and typically starts during the first few hours after arriving in a new area. It may also affect preverbal children, with symptoms that include pallor and irritability. AMS usually clears up on its own within 12 to 48 hours.
There are several treatments for AMS. For mild and moderate cases, increased water intake can help the body acclimatize to the new environment. The use of oxygen may help reduce symptoms, but excessive water consumption can lead to dangerous hyponatremia. If the symptoms persist after taking ibuprofen or Tylenol, it is important to seek medical attention. If shortness of breath occurs while sitting, the person may suffer from high altitude pulmonary edema, an illness that affects one to two percent of people. Although rare, it can be treatable when the sufferer seeks help immediately.
While the symptoms of acute mountain sickness may be mild or moderate, there is a greater likelihood that the symptoms will persist even at higher altitudes. The symptoms can range from mild to severe, and it is recommended to use supplemental oxygen if possible.
Ability to train at different altitudes
ACT whole house oxygen systems provide the ability to train at different altitudes without the risk of altitude sickness. The system works by altering the amount of oxygen in the room based on the user’s desired altitude. Users can control the amount of oxygen using a touchscreen. The system is useful for all types of workouts – strength, recovery and endurance workouts. ACT is a company based in Colorado that installs whole room oxygenation systems in homes and offices. The altitude control systems reduce the risk of altitude sickness, improve sleep and limit the onset of altitude sickness.
ACT is helping Northern Arizona University athletes train at 7,000 feet. The company partnered with NAU to install an Altitude Control Technology Whole House Oxygen System in their new 77,000 square foot Student-Athlete High Performance Center. The system simulates various altitudes and recalibrates the mix of nitrogen and oxygen.
The ability to train at different altitudes has many benefits for athletes. Altitude training improves the red blood cell mass and hemoglobin levels. It also alters muscle metabolism. Some athletes even live at high altitudes permanently for training. However, they will need more oxygen to perform as well as they would at a lower altitude.