Padua, Italy, June 2-5 2014
In the second CADDY data gathering trial, based in Padua, Italy at Y-40 pool, researchers from UNIZG-FER and UNIVIE have conducted experiments focused on diver behaviour from human posture. The Y-40, filled with thermal water, is currently the deepest pool in the world. With a number of windows it has provided excellent conditions for tests and diver observation.
A total of 16 volunteer divers and members of DAN Europe have participated in experiments. They were instructed to perform a series of diving tasks while wearing the DiverNet and being filmed with a camera. Besides diving tasks focused on studying divers' behaviour, similar to ones conducted at previous trial in Pag, additional phisically challenging tasks were posed to study divers' behaviour under exertion. They were given additional weights and asked to swim several pool lenghts, with their bottle pressure being tracked between each task.
Based on previous trial, DiverNet mounting system was improved. With a combination of elastic bands and velcro the time necessary to mount and unmount it was reduced by half. In future an over-suit with integrated sensors might be developed as an ideal mounting system which would prevent any undesired sensor movement.
Photos from the trial are available in the gallery.