Diving into Research of Biomedical Engineering in Scuba Diving

Cibis T, McEwan A, Sieber A, Eskofier B, Lippmann J, Friedl K, Bennett M (2017)

Publication Type: Journal article, Review article

Publication year: 2017


Book Volume: 10

Pages Range: 323-333

Article Number: 7942083

DOI: 10.1109/RBME.2017.2713300


The physiologic response of the human body to different environments is a complex phenomenon to ensure survival. Immersion and compressed gas diving, together, trigger a set of responses. Monitoring those responses in real time may increase our understanding of them and help us to develop safety procedures and equipment. This review outlines diving physiology and diseases and identifies physiological parameters worthy of monitoring. Subsequently, we have investigated technological approaches matched to those in order to evaluated their capability for underwater application. We focused on wearable biomedical monitoring technologies, or those which could be transformed to wearables. We have also reviewed current safety devices, including dive computers and their underlying decompression models and algorithms. The review outlines the necessity for biomedical monitoring in scuba diving and should encourage research and development of new methods to increase diving safety.

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Cibis, T., McEwan, A., Sieber, A., Eskofier, B., Lippmann, J., Friedl, K., & Bennett, M. (2017). Diving into Research of Biomedical Engineering in Scuba Diving. IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 10, 323-333. https://doi.org/10.1109/RBME.2017.2713300


Cibis, Tobias, et al. "Diving into Research of Biomedical Engineering in Scuba Diving." IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering 10 (2017): 323-333.

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