Monday, May 29, 2023

Florida professor breaks world record by staying underwater for 74 days

Joseph Dituri, a 55-year-old former US Navy professor and professor at the University of South Florida, broke the world record for continuous underwater life by spending 74 consecutive days in an underwater shelter in the Florida Keys (South America), where he stayed until he completed 100 days. will continue. ,

The previous world record for life under water was 73 days, two hours and 34 minutes and was set in 2014 by two Tennessee professors, Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain, also at the Jules Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida .)

“The curiosity to discover is what got me here. From day 1 my goal is to inspire generations to come, interview scientists who study life underwater and learn how the human body survives in extreme environments.” How that works,” Dituri wrote on Twitter to report his record.

In his current experiment that began in March, the USF associate professor is studying how the human body reacts to long-term exposure to extreme pressure.

Dituri lives 30 feet below in a 100-square-foot residence, from where he continues to teach his online biomedical engineering class.

USF said in a statement that before, during and after the project, Deturi underwent a series of psychosocial, psychological and medical tests, including blood tests, ultrasounds and electrocardiograms.

“This study will look at all the ways that this trip affects my body, but my hypothesis is that my health will improve because of the increased pressure,” said Dituri, a Navy diver for 28 years, who led the study. Use.

It aims to delve into the findings of a scientific study which showed that cells exposed to high pressure doubled in five days, which could be applied to slow down human ageing.

The 100-day mission will include testing new AI-based technology tools to detect diseases in the human body and whether drugs are needed, and study ways to protect, preserve and rehabilitate the marine environment.

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