How do G-suits work?


How do G-suits work?

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If you mean suits worn with the purpose of regulating blood flow during high-G aircraft maneuvers, here you go.

The problem during high-G maneuvers is that blood can flow in irregular ways, being pushed towards the outside of the turn like a centrifuge.

In order to counteract this, a G-suit squeezes selectively to create pressure that prevents excess blood from flowing into that part of the body. Most commonly this is the legs to prevent a lack of blood to the brain.

The mechanism for this, at least the known ones, is liquid flowing into bladders to apply pressure.

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