Encompasses the various adverse biological, psychological and physiological responses to the aerospace environment.
The lack of oxygen at altitude is a significant physiological challenge that impairs performance and can lead to serious illness.
The pressure changes encountered by divers far exceed those seen in any above-water activities.
Extremes of temperature, both heat and cold, can have serious detrimental effects on the human body but adaptation can help to avoid them.
Understanding the effects of microgravity experienced in space flight will help mankind to safely explore his surroundings outside the Earth’s atmosphere.
Welcome to CASE
The Centre for Altitude Space and Extreme Environment Medicine
The Centre for Altitude Space and Extreme Environment Medicine (CASE Medicine) consists of a group of clinicians and scientists with specialist interests and training in medicine and physiology of extreme environments.
We conduct research, teach courses and offer advice in the areas of space, aviation, high altitude, extreme temperatures, and dive and hyperbaric medicine. Central to our work is the concept that the study of human systems stretched to breaking point in extreme environments can increase our understanding of critically ill patients.
Our current research is focused on applied human physiology and gene environment interactions. The centre pieces of this research so far have been two large-scale medical research expeditions to Mount Everest in 2007 and 2013.
The CASE Medicine office is located with the Institute for Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH), in London, UK. Institute for Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH).
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