We’ve just finished our 2.8 OpenROV (my partner Maggie and I) and done 2 dives. The second, yesterday, was a blast, diving a local wreck. I’ve posted the video in the forum.
I saw this post and, although there will be many applicants, keener, younger, more energetic than I, (now 60), I thought I may be of some help at some stage.
I am currently working as a contractor for a small medical company in the UK, doing analog and digital design, prototype PCB layout and fab. and mainly LabVIEW programming. We are re-designing a device for measuring intra-cranial pressure non invasively, through the eardrum. It is an exquisitively sensitive pressure measurement, using capacitive changes across a microphone diaphragm. (We can measure 1 foot altitude change on the bench). As a result, infrasound becomes a noise problem.
One of our main end users is NASA. They are, as we speak, using our equipment to measure individuals on the International Space Station because of the risk of hypertension of the optic nerve
I played a large part in writing the LabVIEW GUI for the NASA project, it went up there in April and “no news is good news”, it must be working!
My specialism is visible and NIR spectroscopy, whether that’s any use underwater, I don’t know. One thing I can do, is measure haemoglobin, from a distance, so maybe one day, when robots look very much like humans, we might need to tell the difference, from a distance!
So there we are, I’m 60, a lateral thinker, without a classical scientific education, therefore not afraid to ask stupid questions that might defy the laws of physics! Available for contracts, projects, discussions, and very flexible.
Thank you so far for all the adrenaline (most of it good, some of it scaredyness). This is a hobby that’s going to run and run and run.