Validation of Dive Computers

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dc.contributor.author Blogg, SL en_US
dc.contributor.author Lang, MA en_US
dc.contributor.author Møllerløkken, A en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-09T04:30:11Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-09T04:30:11Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.citation In: Steller D, Lobel L, eds. Diving for Science 2012. Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences 31st Symposium. Dauphin Island, AL: AAUS; 2012. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9800423-6-8 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/10292
dc.description American Academy of Underwater Sciences (http://www.aaus.org/) en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper reviews a workshop on the validation of dive computers that was convened by the Baromedical and Environmental Physiology Group of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology on 24 August 2011 in Gdansk, Poland as part of the European Underwater and Baromedical Society annual scientific meeting. The use of dive computers by working (commercial inshore) divers in Norway to determine decompression status is not currently authorized by the legislative body, the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority. The objectives of the workshop were to devise recommendations for the process of dive computer validation. Dive table and dive computer validation procedures were considered along with their applicability for commercial diving operations. Current European Union validation standards were reviewed, and the lengthy process of validation of the U.S. Navy dive computer explained involving man-dive testing of algorithms using decompression sickness (DCS) as an endpoint. Results from examinations of dive computer algorithms using a test chamber documented a relative conservatism among those dive computers tested. The use of venous gas emboli as an alternative to DCS as measurable endpoint for validation of dive computers was considered. Data were presented on recreational dive computer use and a dive computer management system for scientific divers was outlined. Discussion of presented data resulted in a set of consensus findings and recommendations that were presented to the Norwegian authorities. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) en_US
dc.subject scientific diving en_US
dc.subject algorithm en_US
dc.subject CE marking en_US
dc.subject DCS endpoint en_US
dc.subject decompression sickness en_US
dc.subject validation en_US
dc.subject models en_US
dc.subject dive computer en_US
dc.subject normatives en_US
dc.subject personal protective equipment en_US
dc.subject safety en_US
dc.subject consensus en_US
dc.title Validation of Dive Computers en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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