Underwater messaging app for smartphones

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Researchers at the University of Washington show how to achieve underwater messaging on billions of existing smartphones and smartwatches using only software. Team developed AquaApp, the first mobile app for acoustic-based communication and networking underwater. Users can select from a list of 240 pre-set messages that correspond to hand signals employed by professional divers.
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Underwater messaging app for smartphones

Researchers have developed AquaApp, a mobile app for acoustic-based communication and networking underwater that can be used with existing devices such as smartphones and smartwatches.

3 months ago·United States
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UW researchers bring first underwater messaging app to smartphones

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed AquaApp, the first mobile app for acoustic-based communication and networking underwater that can be

3 months ago·Charlottesville, United States
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Researchers bring first underwater messaging app to smartphones

For millions of people who participate in activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving each year, hand signals are the only option for communicating safety and directional information underwater. While recreational divers may employ around 20 signals, professional divers' vocabulary can exceed 200 signals on topics ranging from oxygen level, to the proximity of aquatic species, to the performance of cooperative tasks.

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Allen School News » Allen School researchers bring first underwater messaging app to smartphones

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Researchers bring first underwater messaging app to smartphones

The visible nature of those hand alerts limits their effectiveness at distance and in low visibility. Two-way textual content messaging is a possible various,

3 months ago·India
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