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Training

The sector “Training” covers three areas: 1) emergency medical care during rescue operations, 2) human-machine interfacing during work operations, 3) acclimatisation for operations at extreme heights.

The terraXcube provides a safe training and preparatory environment for emergency medical personnel, pilots, mountain rescuers, medical students, engineers, miners, adventurers… for a variety of operations at extreme heights and under difficult conditions.

In the simulator, subjects can approach their physical limits whilst complying with the highest safety precautions. Testing interactions with technology in controllable conditions enables human-machine interface optimisation: Can equipment be efficiently operated in extreme conditions? If not, is it the machine or the operator that needs to be adapted?

In the terraXcube, individuals can acclimatise for operations at high altitudes, both for work assignments and personal expeditions.

For professional athletes in Italy, training in a hypoxic environment is considered doping and is punishable by law and as such, professional athletes cannot train in the terraXcube.

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