GO2Altitude® aims to raise awareness of the potentially fatal and insidious nature of hypoxia by developing innovative technology that practically and theoretically educates aviators and ultimately increases the safety of air travel.
contributors to the GO2Altitude® project:
Associate Professor Roderick A Westerman, MB, BS; PhD, MD, FRACGPAs
Associate Professor in Physiology at Monash
University, Professor Westerman initiated the
Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine
in 1990, in collaboration with the Civil Aviation
Safety Authority, Commercial airlines, and the
RAAF Institute of Aviation Medicine. He is a CAA
of NZ ME1 and is currently Adjunct Professor in
Postgraduate Medicine at Edith Cowan University
(WA) where he coordinates and examines the
Postgraduate Certificate in Aviation Medicine, a
totally distance learning course and the
Consultant Neurophysiologist to Caulfield General
Medical Centre. Roderick has published more than
120 scientific papers and edited four books, been
a flying doctor and Designated Aviation Medical
Examiner. Roderick’s 20 year experience in
normobaric hypoxic training (over 500 students
tested) using a laboratory setup developed by him,
assisted in the development of the GO2Altitude®
Dr. Gordon G. Cable M.B. B.S., DAvMed. MRAeS Dr Gordan Cable completed the Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (Monash) in 1992, and a Postgraduate Diploma of Aviation Medicine (Otago) in 1996. Since 2001 he has been President of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine (ASAM). He is an Associate Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, a member of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine, and a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Dr Cable worked in emergency medicine until 1996 before becoming Managing Director of Aerospace Medical Services Pty Ltd where he provided aerospace medicine expertise to the RAAF Institute of Aviation Medicine in Adelaide until 2007.
As an affiliate Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Medicine in the School of Population Health and Clinical Practice at the University of Adelaide, Dr Cable developed a research interest in altitude physiology including hypobaric hypoxia and decompression illness. He trained many military aircrew and medical officers in hypobaric chambers and contributed to the development of an innovative new technique for hypoxia training called Combined Altitude Depleted Oxygen (CADO) training using nitrogen and oxygen gas mixtures in a hypobaric chamber.
Mr. Oleg Bassovitch MSc. (Biomed. Eng.),
BS (Electronics) Oleg obtained his Masters
of Engineering Science (Biomedical
Engineering) at Monash University, Melbourne
in 2001. His minor thesis was on the
topic “Hypoxic Training in Sports and
Medicine” and he is an acting member of the
International Hypoxia Research Academy.
Oleg has over 20 years of extensive experience in research and development of hypoxia training equipment for athletic performance improvement, medical applications and aviation personnel simulated altitude familiarisation.
Mr. Derek Smits MSc (Product Innovation) A qualified Production and Mechanical engineer, Derek obtained his Master of Science degree in Product Innovation and Development from the University of Brighton, England in 1999.
Derek has international engineering experience having worked as a design engineer and project manager in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Australia.
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