AltAlert(TM) Personal Cabin Pressure Monitor Introduced


It’s time for a new attitude about altitude. And better yet, improved safety and security in the skies…It’s time for the revolutionary new AltAlert(TM) personal cabin pressure monitor. Air travel is so ingrained in our modern lifestyle, we rarely consider any safety risks. If we do have concerns about air travel safety, it’s usually on a grand scale, and involves massive mechanical failure.

The word “hypoxia” isn’t even in most peoples’ vocabulary. But behind the scenes and up in the skies, hypoxia (an unresponsive condition caused by a lack of cabin pressure) is a very real concern when it comes to air travel. In fact, hypoxia has been identified as the culprit in several tragic aircraft accidents, including the one that claimed golf legend Payne Stewart’s life in 1999 and the 2014 crash that proved fatal for TBM Owners and Pilots Association Chairman Larry Glazer and his wife Jane off the coast of Jamaica.

The AltAlert(TM) personal cabin pressure monitor has been created to alleviate these concerns. And to provide a new level of personal protection and peace of mind to pilots and passengers alike. Developed using exclusively licensed NASA technology and brought to market by exclusive patent holder Aviation Technology, Inc., AltAlert(TM) is the world’s first and only personal cabin pressure monitor. This brilliant wearable and mountable instrument provides a secondary sensing and alerting system for aircraft cabin pressurization that actually monitors aircraft cabin altitude – not blood oxygen levels. AltAlert(TM) thus mitigates the risk associated with hypoxia, which is typically difficult (if not impossible) to recognize.

Once activated by installation of the included battery, the lightweight and portable AltAlert(TM) device enters “sleep mode” while at ground level, then begins sampling pressure and battery voltage every 15 seconds during climb, and while in level flight at altitudes above sea level. Relative cabin pressure and battery status is indicated via a series of LED color changes and alarm tones on the device. The stylish, sleek and small AltAlert(TM) may be easily mounted on a flat surface in the cockpit or cabin of the aircraft, clipped to a visor, or worn anywhere sound is not muffled by clothing.

“This device is about the size of a typical, small-footprint pager or cell phone,” said Aviation Technology President and CEO Stacy Pappas Sawaya. “Small enough and lightweight enough to clip onto a lapel or visor, or mount on a cabin surface. It can provide a new measure of confidence and risk-mitigation for pilots, passengers and crew.” Hypoxia can often be a “silent killer.” Symptoms of hypoxia are slow in onset, and may initially go unrecognized. The portable and affordable AltAlert(TM) helps serve as a safeguard to both pilots and passengers, and a strong “backup system” in the skies.

“Even the best-trained pilots and OEM-supplied warming systems occasionally suffer a lapse in cabin altitude awareness,” said Pappas Sawaya. “System redundancy may save lives.” With so much at stake up in the air, isn’t it worth making the small but secure investment in safety that the AltAlert(TM) helps provide?