Immersion and Diving

During water immersion, fluids shift from the lower to the upper part of the body, similarly to the fluid centralization during spaceflight. In our lab, we perform studies on this microgravity analogue, in particular with respect to the link between cardiovascular system and cognitive function: head-out water immersion simulates weightlessness. Interest in water immersion as an investigative tool widely spread in recent times, boosted by the modern space program.