Accession Number : ADD017280

Title :   Controlled Risk Decompression Meter,

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 29 Apr 93, patented 8 Nov 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Survanshi, Shalini S ; Weathersby, Paul K ; Thalmann, Edward D

Report Date : 08 Nov 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A device and method for advising an individual (diver or aviator or caisson worker) how to proceed from a high ambient pressure to a lower one in a minimum amount of time without exceeding a specified acceptable risk of suffering decompression sickness. The central algorithm is calibrated to reliably estimate instantaneous risk for the pressure exposures and functions to rapidly provide the optimum (fastest) return to lower pressure.

Descriptors :   *ALGORITHMS, *CONTROL, *RISK, *DECOMPRESSION, *PATENTS, LOW PRESSURE, HIGH PRESSURE, PRESSURE GAGES, MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, DIVERS, DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS, PRESSURE BREATHING

Subject Categories : Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE