New wireless communication system for divers

25.09.2015 09:32
Kategorie: News

Messages can be sent faster and over long distances

The WSENSE system can transmit wireless
data underwater, Photo: ©

Italian researchers at the Sapienza University of Rome have developed a new and innovative system that allows wireless communication over long distances.

Currently, underwater voice and file transfers are only possible over short distances. Now, with the new WSENSE system, wireless messages and files can be transmitted over long distances at high speed. The system does not require any underwater cables to be laid; hence, it does not damage the sea bed or reefs.

The developers envision a wide range of applications for the new system, in terms of voice and image/video transmissions in real time. In addition, it can also be used to monitor the well-being of divers, by measuring the oxygen content in their breath, etc.

More details about the WSENSE can be found at