Biomedical Applications of Simulated Environments .

  • W. Selvamurthy Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences, Delhi Cantt.
Keywords: Environmental physiology, Human decomposition chamber, Portable oxygen regenerator .


Environmental physiology assumes great significance in our national context of the diverse climatic conditions prevailing in different regions. Troops have to operate in diverse environmental conditions guarding the frontiers. Hence, the research in this area has been focused on the usage of field studies in the natural environments or simulated environments in the laboratory. Besides, the application of the simulation chambers in the research on the physiological effects of diverse environments, these studies may have applications in the control and management of certain clinical disorders. Some simulation chambers and specilised set-ups have been designed and developed at the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences to carry out simulation studies. This paper describes these developments and the potentials of these biomedical applications of simulated environments.

Author Biography

W. Selvamurthy, Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences, Delhi Cantt.
Dr. W. Selvamurthy did his post-graduation in Physiology from the Christian Medical College,Vellore,in 1972and PhD from University of Delhi, in 1982. Dr.Selvamurthy has made research contributions in the field of Yoga for the Armed Forces, and a new therapy for saving war  who succumb to irreversible haemorrhagic shock. He was an elected Fellow of the Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists (1990). He is also ail Expert Member in the World Meteorological Organisation, Geneva; WHO Regional Centre, Delhi and International Society Biometeorology, Germany . He also led the First Indo-Soviet Arctic Scientific Expedition conducting physiological research in the Arctic. He is the recipient of several awards, such DRDO.Scientist of the Year Award (1986), Indian Council of Medical Research National.Award (1985), Major General Amir Chand Award (1983), Shakuntala Amir Chand Award (1981)and Rear Admiral MS Malhorta Research Prize (five times). He has more than 80 research publicat ions to his credit. He has also published five books on applied physiology and environmental physiology. Dr Selvamurthy took the charge as Director, Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS), Delhi Cantt, wet 01 October 1992, and holding additional charge as Director, Defence Institute of Phychological Research, New Delhi.
How to Cite
SelvamurthyW. (2013). Biomedical Applications of Simulated Environments . Defence Science Journal, 43(3), 253-258.
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