Dive Computer Considerations

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dc.contributor.author Huggins, KE en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-21T05:30:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-21T05:30:04Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.citation In: Blogg, S.L., M.A. Lang, and A. Møllerløkken, editors. 2012. Proceedings of the Validation of Dive Computers Workshop. August 24, 2011, European Underwater and Baromedical Society Symposium, Gdansk. Trondheim: Norwegian University of Science and Technology. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/10145
dc.description The publication of the Proceedings of the Validation of Dive Computer Workshop is cosponsored by NTNU and the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority. The symposium was convened by the Baromedical and Environmental Physiology Group of NTNU on August 24, 2011, at the 37th Annual Meeting of the European Underwater and Baromedical Society in Gdansk, Poland. en_US
dc.description.abstract Dive computers are standard pieces of equipment in recreational, scientific, and military diving. However, many commercial diving regulations state that they cannot be used to determine decompression status. The dive computer’s ability to continually update decompression status results in more efficient use of dive time. Because few human subject studies have been performed to validate dive computer decompression algorithms, there needs to be a method to evaluate the associated decompression risk for commercial diving use. This evaluation protocol would approve, or reject, specific decompression algorithms. While this protocol could take many forms, this paper focuses on the performance of dive computers exposed to profiles with known human subject results. Approximate risks can be determined by running dive computers against dive profiles with high, moderate, or low risk. Dive computer responses to the same dive profile can vary greatly and decompression algorithms can be assigned levels of risk. For a “high risk” decompression dive, all of the computers went into decompression violation during the decompression (assigned “unknown risk”). If this comparison technique is merged with decompression risk models, different risk estimates could be assigned to the various decompression algorithms over a wide range of dives. The inclusion of dive computers with acceptable decompression algorithms in the commercial diving toolbox would increase the efficiency in multi-level diving operations. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Norwegian University of Science and Technology. en_US
dc.subject diving computer en_US
dc.subject equipment en_US
dc.subject commercial diving regulations en_US
dc.subject efficiency en_US
dc.subject evaluation en_US
dc.subject validation en_US
dc.subject decompression algorithms en_US
dc.subject human en_US
dc.subject decompression risk en_US
dc.subject safety en_US
dc.subject decompression model en_US
dc.subject multi-level diving en_US
dc.subject occupational diving en_US
dc.title Dive Computer Considerations en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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