Rubicon board members Gene Hobbs and Richard Walker helped out in the Duke Dive Medicine (DDM) booth at the 2011 Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) show in Orlando, Florida. The team joined DDM physician Jake Freiberger and Duke PhD candidate and Rubicon volunteer Dawn Kernagis.
The team answered questions on diving medicine, fitness to dive, training, as well as promoting our own Rubicon Research Repository (RRR) and Project Pink Tank. The meeting gave team members the opportunity to connect with many of the people around the industry that have supported our work as well as meet many new potential project collaborators.
Hobbs shared the occasional update from the booth on the DDM Facebook page and gave away 20 RRR hats to followers watching the Rubicon Foundation Facebook page and Twitter account. The next event our team will be attending is Rebreather Forum 3.0 next May so, ‘like’ and follow us for the chance of more Rubicon swag. (NOTE: 500th person to ‘like’ our Facebook page also gets a RRR hat)
Rubicon needs four old iPod touch or iPhone units to test a research project idea. If you have an old unit that is sitting around collecting dust, please consider donating it to us. Remember, Rubicon is a non-profit organization so the donation is tax deductible.