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SOS Open Asia Pacific Office

Nov 01 2016

SOS Group is pleased to announce the opening of the Asia Pacific Office for growing representation business in the region. The move is in response to stable growth of sales to developing countries within Asia Pacific Region. Contact our office today on +65 6909 3758 or visit our website www.sosgroup.asia

SOS receive widespread interest at NATO Submarine Escape & Rescue Working Group Meeting 2016

Jun 15 2016

SOS Group NATO Submarine Escape & Rescue 2016

SOS to exhibit at NATO Submarine & Escape Working Group (SMERWG)

Apr 04 2016

SOS will be exhibiting at the NATO SMERWG on Wednesday 8th June 2016, where we will be providing updates on our ongoing development programs for applications within the Submarine Escape & Rescue Industry.



Sep 01 2015

SOS will be exhibiting at the DSEI Exhibition 2015 - Excel, London - September 15th-18th - Stand S10-180 - Contact us today to arrange a meeting


¿Hablas Espanol? Que Bueno!

Dec 15 2014

SOS Medical Group ahora en Español. Te invitamos a que conozcas nuestra página web en tu idioma.

New name, new brand, same dedicated team

Nov 13 2014

It's all change at SOS. We have a new name, brand image, website and some exciting developments on the horizon

At SOS we believe in saving lives. We have been hard at work developing advanced technologies to provide medical healthcare solutions for treatment in remote locations.

Our commitment to this philosophy has seen the Company evolve from a diving depth gauge supplier to an international medical group, and providers of advanced medical treatment and diagnostics equipment, training and support solutions.

As the Company has evolved, our capabilities have broadened. We now offer comprehensive Operational and Medical Training that ensures our users have the knowledge and understanding required to effectively deal with diagnosis and treatment of a patient in a medical emergency. Real-time patient monitoring solutions provide an invaluable triage solution by recording Vital Signs, including blood pressure, ECG, Temperature and Pulse Oximetry.

We believe that our new Company name – SOS Medical Group Limited, is more representative of our enhanced capabilities as a provider of advanced medical solutions, with a focus on treatment in remote locations.

The name ‘Hyperlite’ will no longer appear in the Company name, however we shall be retaining the Hyperlite brand for our range of portable hyperbaric chambers.

The Hyperlite single occupancy chamber (also known as EEHS, Hyperlite Mod.1 or Hyperbaric Stretcher) will now be referred to as the Hyperlite 1.

New photos added - Surete du Quebec Chamber Trials

Jul 02 2014

Surete du Quebec (Quebec Police) recently completed a Hyperlite 1 transfer trial to a new multiplace hyperbaric chamber. See photos of the operation in our photo gallery.

Hyperlite 1 Helicopter Transfer - A chamber with a view


SOS to exhibit at In-Water Recompression Symposium

Apr 08 2014

SOS Hyperlite will be exhibiting the SOS Hyperlite at the In-Water Recompression Symposium in San Diego, USA on the 28th and 29th April. For more information on attending the conference, please contact us.

SOS Operational Training Course Completed at National Park Service

Mar 11 2014

SOS Hyperlite Operational Training NPS

Staff members for the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS) Dive Team completed a 3-day SOS-Hyperlite™, (EEHS) Hyperbaric Stretcher Training in Lakewood, Colorado on February 18th-20th, 2014. Training was conducted at the NPS Intermountain Regional Center in Lakewood, Colorado and home to the NPS Submerged Resources Center (SRC). Mr. Doug Kesling, BSN, M.A. DMT-A from Aquatic Training Systems, LLC provided the 3-day SOS, Ltd. manufacturers approved and certified training course.


Article on SOS Hyperlite in DIIA

Jan 06 2014

Check out new SOS Hyperlite feature by the Defence Interaction Intelligence Association or DIIA. View the full article.

SOS Hyperlite DIIA Advert


Indonesia Operation Training photo album uploaded

Dec 13 2013
Basarnas takes delivery of 10 x SOS Hyperlite Mod 1 Systems

Dec 12 2013

Basarnas Operational Training on SOS Hyperlite, Jakarta, Indonesia.

SOS Hyperlite are pleased to announce the delivery of 10 Hyperlite Mod 1 portable hyperbaric chambers to the Indonesian Search & Rescue Agency, Basarnas. Basarnas are tasked with implementation, training, co-ordinating and controlling Search & Rescue activities for missing persons and lost vessels including ships and aircraft, as well as providing SAR assistance for disaster relief in accordance with national and international regulations. A team of 24 have successfully completed Hyperlite Operational Training in Jakarta this month. 

It is anticipated that the 10 systems will be strategically located at Basarnas bases around the Indonesian archipelago, primarily to treat divers suffering from decompression sickness. Indonesia has over 17,500 islands spread over 1.9 million square km and is widely believed to have the greatest diversity of marine life in the world.


Trial: HBOT Can Improve brain function after mTBI

Nov 29 2013

A recent randomised trial gave strong evidence to suggest HBOT can induce neuroplasticity leading to repair of chronically impaired brain functions and improved quality of life in mTBI patients. Download the full study in our Medical Journals & Case Reports Section.

Background: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in the US. Approximately 70-90% of the TBI cases are classified as mild, and up to 25% of them will not recover and suffer chronic neurocognitive impairments. The main pathology in these cases involves diffuse brain injuries, which are hard to detect by anatomical imaging yet noticeable
in metabolic imaging. The current study tested the effectiveness of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in improving brain function and quality of life in mTBI patients suffering chronic neurocognitive impairments.

Methods and Findings: The trial population included 56 mTBI patients 1–5 years after injury with prolonged postconcussion syndrome (PCS). The HBOT effect was evaluated by means of prospective, randomized, crossover controlled trial: -

  • The patients were randomly assigned to treated or crossover groups.
  • Patients in the treated group were evaluated at baseline and following 40 HBOT sessions;
  • Patients in the crossover group were evaluated three times: at baseline, following a 2-month control period of no treatment, and following subsequent 2-months of 40 HBOT sessions.
  • The HBOT protocol included 40 treatment sessions (5 days/week), 60 minutes each, with 100% oxygen at 1.5 ATA.
  • ‘‘Mindstreams’’ was used for cognitive evaluations, quality of life (QOL) was evaluated by the EQ-5D, and changes in brain activity were assessed by SPECT imaging.

Significant improvements were demonstrated in cognitive function and QOL in both groups following HBOT but no significant improvement was observed following the control period. SPECT imaging revealed elevated brain activity in good agreement with the cognitive improvements.

Conclusions: HBOT can induce neuroplasticity leading to repair of chronically impaired brain functions and improved quality of life in mTBI patients with prolonged PCS at late chronic stage.

SOS Hyperlite Launches New Website

Nov 01 2013

SOS Hyperlite is pleased to announce the launch of our new website. Feel free to look around, we made it for you!

We would love to hear what you think. Feel free to leave your comments by Contacting Us or emailing us at info@hyperlite.co.uk

CBP announce purchase of SOS Hyperlite in GSN Magazine

Aug 28 2013

CBP Special Operations group, part of US Department of Homeland Security in El Paso, Texas, will be purchasing a SOS Hyperlite Military Specification, GSN Magazine announced earlier today.

“The SOS Hyperlite Hyperbaric Chamber is the only ASME Pressure vessel for human occupancy (PVHO)-1 approved non-metallic portable flexible hyperbaric stretcher available today,” explained CBP in its solicitation notice. “This also makes it the lightest and lowest bulk system capable of the full range of hyperbaric therapies…”

For further information, click here.

SOS Hyperlite New NSN Number

Feb 18 2013

The SOS Hyperlite Mod. 1 has received a new NSN Number, which is as follows:-



John & Jane Selby receive award at HBOT 2012

Oct 24 2012

Congratulations to John Selby & Jane Selby on receiving 'The Athena Award for Breakthroughs in Science & Engineering', presented by Dr Kenneth Stoller M.D. & Dr Paul G. Harch M.D., Presidents of the IHMA and IHMF respectively.

John & Jane Selby receive award at HBOT 2012

Leading minds of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment community gather at the HBOT 2012 Conference

Sep 28 2012

Leading minds of Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment community gather at the HBOT 2012 Conference

Between the 10th and 12th August, many of the the most influential names in the world of Hyperbaric Medicine gathered at the eighth IHMA HBOT 2012 conference in Long Beach, California. Distinguished speakers , including Prof. Paul G Harch MD, Prof. Philip James MD, Kenneth Stoller MD, and James Wright MD, who all gave presentations that provided further empirical evidence for the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen treatment and advancements in Oxygen Therapy perspectives.

A presentation by James Wright MD USAF (Rtd.) instigated the use of the SOS Hyperlite hyperbaric chambers for the transportation of casualties from the battlefront to the nearest available medical facility. The paper investigated the benefits of immediate hyperbaric oxygen treatment and provided evidence to suggest that the availability of on-scene hyperbaric chambers for immediate treatment or transfer-under-pressure capabilities would provide a capability to oxygenate wounds rapidly thus preventing hypoxia. The availability of a single occupancy SOS Hyperlite hyperbaric chamber, known as the EEHS in the military, provides capability for both on scene treatment and transfer under pressure. The International Hyperbaric Medical Foundation offered awards to several members of the HBO community, which included the Athena Award for Breakthroughs in Science & Engineering to John and Jane Selby of SOS Hyperlite for the development of an ‘air transportable hyperbaric chamber capable of 3 ATA.’ The SOS Hyperlite, which is approved for air transportation of casualties, remains the only portable non-metallic chamber approved by ASME/PVHO-1 the US national standard for hyperbaric chambers for all oxygen therapy treatments.

SOS Hyperlite would like to offer their warmest congratulations to Dr Philip James, who was awarded a Lifetime Achievements Award, as a pioneer of Hyperbaric Medicine. Dr James was responsible for the establishment of hyperbaric charity chambers in the UK, originally for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis sufferers, and now offered to all those who are in need of oxygenation treatment. The benefit of such chambers for the treatment of various conditions has been undeniable, with NHS announcing further cuts and integrating a policy of no reimbursement for treatments other than for decompression sickness. The establishment of such chambers has made hyperbaric treatment available to all members of the public at affordable prices. Each treatment costs in the region of $60 and requires a medical prescription from a Physician or hospital. Find out more about your nearest MS Centre in the UK call MS Resource Centre 0800 783 0518 ext. 1 or visit www.msrc.co.uk.

A Lifetime award for Cutting Edge Science of HBOT was presented to Dr. Paul Harch, who continues to provide outstanding commitment to advancements in HBOT. Find out more about the Dr Harch's continued commitment by visiting http://www.hbot.com

Finally special thanks were given to the conference organisers, Jeremy and Sharon Philips of FMI Event Management, who delivered a comprehensive and well organised event.

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