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Murloc
05-04-2008, 18:27
this article may be old news but I found it interesting....

Laser can spot decompression sickness - UPI.com (http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Health/2007/11/13/laser_can_spot_decompression_sickness/1396/)

elijahb
05-04-2008, 19:52
I am still sceptical of a laser that knows if I am bent or not

matt151617
05-04-2008, 21:35
They don't really say much about it. Is it a tiny little thing you could carry underwater with you, like a pulse oximiter on your finger? Or is it something only available in the hospital setting?

Beaucoupfishies
05-04-2008, 21:39
It'd be great if they eventually developed a portable, affordable unit. Probably got a little while till then. I hope the technology proves to be as reliable as they say it will be!

wolfen42
05-04-2008, 22:05
Sometimes I wish they wouldn't announce things so early in the process. It really sounds like they are still pretty far from making a device for hospital use. Much less a small portable device.

Interesting research though.

cummings66
05-05-2008, 12:28
I had read about that some time back, and if I recall it was rather large. Much bigger than anything you can carry around.

Technology is advancing, and I could see no legitimate reason why you shouldn't trust a laser to show bubble formation. I know it can be used for other diagnostic aids, why not bubbles?

longtailbda
06-07-2008, 14:15
I can see at some point the future dive boats wanting to carry this type of technology, if it gets small and cheap enough.

thecheeseman
06-08-2008, 12:12
That would be a great idea-get back on the dive boat, take off yout gear, then go through a scanner. if having symtoms, people will know early on and this could be a great way to early detection.

Martin2
06-09-2008, 09:00
It is interesting, anyway. Would be nice to see somthing like that get down to the size of a pulse ox.

Geoff_T
06-09-2008, 09:38
interisting application but untill they get it down to the size of a suite case it will be pretty much useless for most purposes.