Last night Rubicon shut down two web-based questionnaires. We would like to thank all the divers that participated in these surveys. With your support, we will be making a real impact on diving safety.
The first survey concludes phase one of Project Pink Tank. Scuba certified breast cancer survivors were surveyed for information on their diving experience, diver health status, and history specific to diving and their cancer diagnosis/treatment. The goal of Project Pink Tank is to improve our understanding of the potential mental and physical benefits, and long term effects of cancer therapy, on diver behavior and health. The survey was launched with the support of PADI, Duke Dive Medicine, and VR Technology. Further updates will be available through the project page. (DUHS IRB Pro#00031790)
The second survey asked rebreather owners questions to assess their comprehension of unit parameters. Our aim is to evaluate use of existing carbon dioxide (CO2) canister tracking technology within the recreation and technical diving community. This project is a collaboration between the Divers Alert Network, Duke Anesthesiology, the Navy Experimental Diving Unit, and Rubicon. Further updates will be available through the project page. (DUHS IRB Pro#00034562)
The rebreather survey is being prepared for submission as abstracts to the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Scientific Meeting this June in Phoenix, Arizona.
UPDATE March 14, 2012: Abstract was submitted for the UHMS ASM.