Abstract

Dive Computers are usually integrated in a console or wrist worn. They display dive relevant data such as depth, time and decompression obligations. Continuous monitoring of these data is of the utmost importance for safety when diving. This paper describes a light weight, 300 m water resistant, graphical head-mounted matrix display (HMD), which is connected to a wrist worn diving computer and that gives an exact copy of the diving computer screen. Optical components are included to display a virtual image from a distance of 1.0 m. The monocular HMD only occludes a small peripheral area of the divers field of view thus causes relatively little optical interference. The unique design, which enables attachment to almost any diving mask on the market, furthermore allows outstanding pressure resistance and at the same time cost effective manufacturing.

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2010 (1)

B. Kuch, B. Koss, Z. Dujic, G. Buttazzo, A. Sieber, "A novel wearable apnea dive computer for continuous plethysmographic monitoring of oxygen saturation and heart rate," Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine 40, 34-40 (2010).

2002 (1)

R. S. Laramee, C. Ware, "Rivalry and interference with a head-mounted display," ACM Trans. Computer–Human Interaction 9, (2002).

1998 (2)

E. C. Baker, "Understanding M-values, Immersed—International," Tech. Diving Mag. 3, (1998).

E. C. Baker, "Clearing up the confusion about “deep stops,” Immersed—International," Tech. Diving Mag. 3, (1998).

ACM Trans. Computer–Human Interaction (1)

R. S. Laramee, C. Ware, "Rivalry and interference with a head-mounted display," ACM Trans. Computer–Human Interaction 9, (2002).

Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (1)

B. Kuch, B. Koss, Z. Dujic, G. Buttazzo, A. Sieber, "A novel wearable apnea dive computer for continuous plethysmographic monitoring of oxygen saturation and heart rate," Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine 40, 34-40 (2010).

Tech. Diving Mag. (2)

E. C. Baker, "Understanding M-values, Immersed—International," Tech. Diving Mag. 3, (1998).

E. C. Baker, "Clearing up the confusion about “deep stops,” Immersed—International," Tech. Diving Mag. 3, (1998).

Other (6)

B. Kuch, B. Koss, G. Buttazzo, A. Sieber, "Underwater navigation and communication: A novel GPS/GSM diving computer," EUBS Conf. (2009).

Submatrix GmbH & Co. KG“100 Series Rebreather CCR 100 SMS User Manual_D,” REVISION 0407.

B. Koss, R. Bedini, C. Woegerer, A. L'Abbate, P. Dario, A. Sieber, "Rebreather diving safety: A novel graphical head up diving computer," Proc. 34th Scientific Annu. Meeting Eur. Underwater & Baromed. Soc (2008).

D. G. Gallagher, "Development of miniature, head-mounted, virtual image displays for Navy divers," OCEANS '99 MTS/IEEE, Riding the Crest Into the 21st Century pp. 1098-1104.

E. O. Belcher, D. G. Gallagher, J. R. Barone, R. E. Honaker, "Acoustic lens camera and underwater display combine to provide efficient and effective Hull and Berth inspections," OCEANS 2003 pp. 1361-1367.

A. A. Buehlmann, Tauchmedizin (Springer-Verlag, 1995).

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