Development of a wireless dive computer - mobile phone interface to relay profile information to diving databases


Joint International Symposium on "The Social Impacts of Developments in Information, Manufacturing and Service Systems" 44th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE 2014 and 9th International Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing and Service Systems, IMSS 2014, İstanbul, Turkey, 14 - 16 October 2014, pp.1035-1038 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1035-1038


One of the major problems in dive data collection is the fact that the dive computers used in data collections do not have a practical interface. The divers first needs to buy a cable and a software; then after each dive they have to connect their dive computer to a desktop or a portable computer and transmit their logs to the databases. This project aims to design a wireless interface between the mobile phones and the dive computer. We also aim to develop software for PDA based dive computer to relay dive profile information to the major databases. As first step, major dive computers in the market were identified as target application group. The communication protocols are decrypted by reverse engineering. A Wi-Fi module with IEEE 801.11 b/g communication protocol was designed to form the basis of the clip-on device that will be connected to the dive computer. The results of the upload/ download were compared by the original software of the manufacturer and verified. The efficiency and the ease of collecting scientifically useful dive information will increase the amount of data to predict DCS with a high confidence level.