US Air Force (USAF) researchers have tested new technology to deliver advanced in-flight respiratory monitoring and safeguard aircrew health and improve performance.

The VigilOX sensor system has already been tested on the T-6A, T-45, F-18, and F-15 aircraft to demonstrate its capability in improving monitoring capabilities and ensuring the safety of the aircrew.

“This sensor system measures the concentration of oxygen, breathing gas flow, pressure, temperature and humidity to the pilot,” said Dr David Burch. “These measures give us a better insight on the pilot’s respiratory patterns and how well life support systems are functioning.”