Accession Number : ADA112760

Title :   Diving and Aerospace Data System International Decompression Data Bank.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 76-30 Sep 79

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA INST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Lambertsen,C j

PDF Url : ADA112760

Report Date : 01 Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The goal of the Data Bank was to make available to the international community of interested investigators a reliable information service which would provide an open, central repository of validated and systematically recorded experimental results dealing with past and current decompression studies on humans and other animals. During a ten-year period, the International Decompression Data Bank developed methods for evaluating, recording, storing and retrieving information pertaining to fundamental theory of inert gas exchange, decompression methods and treatment of decompression sickness. Flexible systems were designed to deal with many types of data and to serve many uses. Several commercial diving companies, in addition to concerned federal laboratories and agencies, have expressed strong interest in continued support of the project and use of the (now substantial) data file. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DECOMPRESSION, *DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS, *DATA BASES, INTERNATIONAL, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MEDICAL RESEARCH, DIVING, AEROSPACE MEDICINE, HYPERBARIC MEDICINE, RARE GASES, ACCIDENTS, SAFETY, DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTERS

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE