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Environmental Chamber

An environmental chamber, also known as a climate chamber or environmental simulator, is used in sports science and performance research to simulate various environmental conditions, such as altitude, temperature, humidity, and air quality.

Sports Lab - Environmental Chamber

How can environmental chambers help athletes?

Athletes and coaches use these chambers to prepare for competitions in different climates or to acclimate to environmental conditions that are different from their usual training environment.

Overall, the use of environmental chambers in sport has become increasingly popular as athletes and coaches look for ways to gain a competitive edge and optimise performance in various environmental conditions.

Using the environmental chamber, we can simulate altitudes of up to 21,000 ft (6400m) and temperatures of between -20C and 40C.

Why Test?

It is used for athletic performance testing, pre-acclimatisation and studies of physical wellness within heat, cold and conditions with altitude. By using an environmental chamber, athletes and researchers can study how the body responds to different environmental conditions and develop strategies to optimize performance in these environments. For example, they can test different hydration and cooling strategies to improve performance and reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses. 

Who Can Use This Service?

These tests can be accessed by anyone. Acclimatisation methods and protocols can be adapted to fit individual clients.  

How to Book

Please email to book.


Jason Louis(April, 2023)

"I found the Marjon Sport and Exercise Science team when I was looking for help heat acclimating prior to the Marathon de Sables. Steve and Joe obviously enjoy this practical aspect of their work and have expertise in running these programmes for athletes and the military. The sessions were well planned and controlled and their enthusiasm made even the tough days enjoyable. I learnt about hydration, nutrition and performance in the desert, as well as seeing improvements in my response to exercise in the heat. The whole experience has added immeasurably to my MdS journey".