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Air Force invents new device for swimmers, former PJ instructor believes it could save lives | TechLink
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Air Force invents new device for swimmers, former PJ instructor believes it could save lives | TechLink

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has produced FISH, an electronic device with numerous working prototypes. Companies are currently being looked at to manufacture and commercialize the product for non-military use. In 2006, a group of airmen participating in pararescue jumper training were tasked with conducting an underwater exercise that required them to hold their breath for over a minute. While it is expected that someone could pass out, this time 41-year-old, Maj. Brian Adrian blacked out and was unable to be revived. This new device is designed to prevent these tragedies by attaching to a swimmer’s mask and notifying instructors when there is a downward trend in blood oxygen saturation.

Source: https://techlinkcenter.org/air-force-invents-new-device-for-swimmers