With support from Divers Alert Network, the ultrasound lab at the University of North Carolina (UNC) is experimenting with artificial intelligence (AI) to personalize decompression procedures for divers. Ultrasound imaging can be used to observe nitrogen bubbles circulating in the body after a dive. These bubbles are a marker of decompression stress and can sometimes result in decompression sickness. Observing these bubbles can help us understand individuals’ susceptibility to decompression sickness. Using AI to locate these bubbles in ultrasound videos of the heart will allow us to study how the quantity of bubbles varies in divers at several time intervals postdive.
We Need Your Help
To build and train an AI to locate bubbles requires a large database of rated post-dive ultrasound videos — many more than our team alone can rate. That is why we are asking for volunteers to help build this database with us by identifying (clicking) bubbles in the videos we’ve uploaded to DecoBubbles.com. We have developed this website so volunteers from around the world can come together and aid us in this first-of-its-kind crowdsourcing campaign.
Want to try counting bubbles and become one of our verified raters? Visit DecoBubbles.com for more information.