Room 311, Montpetit Hall, University of Ottawa, 125 Universite Pvt, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada

613-562-5800 ext. 4270

Human and Environmental Physiology Research Unit

Optimizing health and wellness in environmental extremes


About Us

HEPRU conducts comprehensive research dedicated to understanding how humans perform in adverse environments. Using the world's only  whole-body direct calorimeter (a device used to precisely measure the heat emitted by the human body), HEPRU has the unique ability to examine the effects of changing environments on human physiological responses. 

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HEPRU is home to the world's only human whole-body calorimeter.  We also have several room-sized climate controlled chambers fitted with state of the art exercise and medical assessment equipment. See more about our facilities by clicking the link below.

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Human and Environmental Physiology Research Unit

K1N 6N5, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

613-562-5800 ext. 4270

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