THE USE OF DECOMPRESSION COMPUTERS IN DIVING

Authors
  1. Kuehn, L.A.
  2. Nishi, R.Y.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The rationale and history of use of decompression computers in diving is presented, with particular attention given to pneumatic, electronic and digital decompression computers developed at the Canadian Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine. These computers embody models or analogues of man that simulate in real-time the uptake and release of inert breathing gases in body fluids and tissues of a diver and inform him of his depth in the water and the safe ascent depth to which he can ascend without incurring symptoms of decompression sickness. Current work on pneumatic-electronic computers in operational and experimental diving is discussed. Projected plans include the development of diver-portable dedicated digital microcomputers as aids in mixed-gas decompression from depths as great as 1000 feet.
Report Number
75-RP-1079 —
Date of publication
01 Jan 1975
Number of Pages
1
Reprinted from
Chemistry and Physics of Aqueous Gas Solutions, 1975, p 486-497
DSTKIM No
79-00103
CANDIS No
84469
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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