Tutorial for Diving Medicine and Related Engineering

Submersion and compressed gas diving, trigger a set of physiologic responses in the human body to adapt to different environments and to ensure survival. Monitoring those responses may increase the understanding of these physiological occurrences and help to develop safety procedures and equipment. The tutorial will outline diving physiology and diseases to identify physiological parameters worthy of monitoring. Matching wearable biomedical monitoring technologies and those which can be transformed to wearables are investigated in order to evaluate their capability or underwater application. In the scope of safety equipment, a general overview of dive computers and their underlying decompression models and algorithms will be presented. The tutorial will emphasize the necessity for biomedical monitoring in the extreme environment scuba diving and should encourage modern research approaches and the development of new methods and technologies to increase diving safety.


Cibis, Tobias, et al. “Diving Into Research of Biomedical Engineering in Scuba Diving.” IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering (2017).

Tobias Cibis

Machine Learning and Data Analytics Lab (MAD)
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Tobias Cibis started his research of engineering in diving and hyperbaric medicine at the Friedrich-Alexander-University and continued it at the University of Sydney. In addition, he completed a diving and hyperbaric medicine education with the Australian and New Zealand Hyperbaric Medicine Group.