On 26 and 27 July 2019, the 13th edition of the event entitled “Insieme in immersione a Porto Venere“ took place, and we were part of it
On 26 and 27 July 2019, the 13th edition of the event entitled “Together diving in Porto Venere/Together diving in Porto Venere“ took place, sponsored by the local Municipal Administration, during which 71 disabled divers, their 170 guides and 100 men from the Operational Groups of Comsubin met to share their common passion: the sea.
Common mission was overcoming diversity, eliminating physical and mental barriers, in order to increase self-esteem and improve the psycho-physical and social well-being of people with disabilities through underwater sport.
The underwater activities have allowed 18 diving teams to be brought underwater per day, for a total of 341 operators, probably making the 13th stage one of the largest underwater operations in the history of the Comando Subacquei and Incursori.
Thanks to the Underwater Physiology section of the Research Department, a research project was then launched together with HSA Italia which, through the monitoring of some divers carried out through different analysis systems conducted before and during the dive, will allow to verify the psycho benefits. – physiological services offered by underwater activities to people with disabilities.
We believed that water was out of reach for our technologies because it infiltrates everywhere. The ions from dissolved salts in the water act as conductors and corrode internal circuitries, connectors, SIM cards and memory, and technology damaged by water has no guaranteed fix.
L.I.F.E. had the opportunity to collaborate in the project, monitoring 3 people with disabilieties in real time. We developed custom neoprene vest, worn underneath regular dry suit, with a 20-meter cable to allow doctors to visualize data in real time through our diagnostic software.
For further experiments, we developed an upgraded neoprene wet suit (classic diving suit) with heart, respiration, movement and SPo2 sensors allowing doctors to monitor navy seals in real time through a long cable and an enhanced communication protocol.