The two physiologists who run the Science of Sports website linked to my first post on the CVAC “egg” device. The Science of Sports is run by two physiologists, Ross Tucker and Jonathan Dugas. They have a Facebook page and they posted my earlier entry, “The Egg Conundrum,” on their Wall. Both Tucker and Dugas contributed to the discussion in the Comments section on their wall. You can find all the comments in their entirety here.
I copied and pasted some of the relevant contributions below:
1) This is their take on the difference between the CVAC unit and hypobaric/hyperbaric chambers:
2) In my follow-up post to “The Egg Conundrum” I wrote about the biological passport and how it’s been implemented as a far more advanced anti-doping measure in cycling. The biological passport looks at the long-term blood profile of an athlete and examines critical blood values (including the hemoglobin level), in order to detect doping. Below is their response to how the biological passport can be used to determine whether or not an athlete’s use of the CVAC pod device constitutes unfair advantage.
They’ve provided more insightful analysis on the central question of how this device can be tested and how the CVAC pod device is different from the hypobaric/hyperbaric chambers.