What does Antarctica do to your heart rate?

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This year the weather has been particularly severe in Antarctica, as an expedition from Imperial College London, sponsored by Toumaz Technologies, has found out. Not that they seem to be complaining – part of the research associated with it has been to use Toumaz’s Sensium-enabled vital signs monitors to monitor the participants’ vital signs under stress. The sensors are worn on the chest with complete freedom of movement and are capturing ECG, heart rate, physical activity and other markers of stress, which are then processed locally and transmitted via satellite phone to researchers at Imperial College London. Ray Thompson, Senior Research Associate at the Winston Wong Centre for Bio-Inspired Technology at Imperial College London has confirmed that the devices are functioning well in the extreme conditions. Read full story in Toumaz press release.