Living under water, at a higher pressure, can cure diseases, according to this scientist.
Joseph Dituriknown by the nickname of dr deep seais a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of South Florida. He has broken the world record for staying underwaterafter passing 75 days living at the bottom of a lake.
He is immersed in Project Neptune 100and its goal is spend 100 days underwater. There is a scientific motivation behind it: he wants to show that living under higher underwater pressure can bring benefits to the body. Even cure brain diseases and other ailments.
Joseph Dituri, 55, has worked for the US Army for 28 years, although he is now engaged in research. Known by the nickname of Dr Deep Sea (Deep Sea Doctor), wears 75 days locked in an underwater cabin at a depth of 10 meterson Lake Key Largo, Florida.
It is the same place where the two previous records were broken, as it offers a unique feature: it is a facility where no technology used to control pressure underwater, according to TO YOU.
100 days underwater
Dr. Dituri has spent years treating the mental health of war veterans, including brain injuries, and is convinced that certain ailments can improve, and even be cured, underwater.
During these 100 days he is being constantly monitored to check the changes in his body. He takes blood samples himself, and blood pressure, heart rate, sleep are recordedand other data.
The underwater cabin in which he lives is only about 9 square meters. In this video you can see a tour inside:
As we can see, it has a small kitchen, bed, bathroom, and a place to read, exercise, and do experiments. An underwater skylight allows you to see the bottom of the lake. Sometimes divers come to visit him.
Spend 75 days locked in 9 square meters in a underwater houseit’s not easy. What it does is maintain a daily routine.
He gets up at 5 in the morning, works out, and eats a protein breakfast, like an egg or salmon. Then he teaches an online class at the University of South Florida. The rest of the day she spends doing experiments, undergoing medical tests, reading, or consulting the Internet with her laptop.
for now Joseph Diturihe dr deep seahas beaten the world record for staying underwater. It has already been 75 days, and he expects to reach 100. The interesting thing will be to know if living under the high pressure of the seabed has brought benefitsthe goal of his experiment.