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The Anti G suit. Chris Morino , University of Rhode Island Biomedical Engineering BME 181 Second Presentation, April 8 2013, < [email protected]>. How a G suit works. When Fighter pilots are in combat they experience G-forces when making sharp turns

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The anti g suit

The Anti G suit

Chris Morino, University of Rhode Island Biomedical Engineering BME 181

Second Presentation, April 8 2013, < [email protected]>


How a g suit works

How a G suit works

  • When Fighter pilots are in combat they experience G-forces when making sharp turns

  • These Forces cause Hypoxia which is when blood pools in lower areas of the body, leading to the Brain being deprived of blood causing pilots to blackout

  • The G suit is designed to constrict the lower half of your body and force the blood upward to keep circulation of blood going throughout the body


History

History

  • Around World War II planes became so advanced that the pilots would pass out during flight because they couldn't’t handle the G Forces on there body

  • Dr. Wilbur Franks was the first to come up with the idea of G Suit

  • The suit was designed to pump water into the bladders and constrict the body in aid of keeping pilots conscious


History cont

History cont.

  • Unfortunately Dr. Franks design proved to be heavy and impractical in desert and topical climates

  • Dr. Earl Wood and small team of scientist’s continued research on the G suit and perfected the design

  • Instead of using water to inflate the bladders they used pressurized air which made the suit lighter and more confortable for the pilots


Preview control

Preview Control

  • Automated system where the movement of the control stick is used to predict what the G force on the aircraft will be ahead on time.

  • Then a computer determines what pressure is needed in the suit to safeguard the pilot at that G-force


Not only used for pilots

Not only used for pilots

  • G Suit can also help with people with Orthostatic Intolerance

  • When a normal person stands, approximately 750 ml of thoracic blood is abruptly translocate downward. People who suffer from OI don’t have the basic mechanism to compensate for this deficit.

  • With the help of old modify G-suit people with OI can compensate for not being able to pump the blood on their own.


References

References

  • 1."Contents." HistoricWingscom A Magazine for Aviators Pilots and Adventurers. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Apr. 2013. <http://fly.historicwings.com/2012/11/the-anti-g-suit/>.

  • 2. "BME 181 Biomedical Engineering Seminar I." Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Apr. 2013. <http://www.ele.uri.edu/Courses/bme181/>.

  • 3. "G-suit." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 04 June 2013. Web. 06 Apr. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-suit>.

  • 4. "Patent EP0646523A1 - Anti-G Suit with Pressure Regulator - Google Patents." Google Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Apr. 2013. <http://www.google.com/patents/EP0646523A1?cl=en>.


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