There’s been significant interest in the health monitoring aspect of the Expedition. As part of the science programme of the Expedition, the team are trialling Toumaz Sensium wireless body monitoring technology developed by Professor Chris Toumazou FRS - who has been involved in the Expedition’s planning from an early stage and has led the partnership with Imperial College London.
The explorers are equipped with wearable Sensium-based devices that are wirelessly and continuously monitoring the physical effect of the body of the inhospitable temperatures. The devices are being used to capture and locally process key vital signs information form the team, including ECG, heart rate, physical activity and other markers of stress. Ray Thompson, of Imperial College, who is leading the science work on the Expedition, is keen to find out ‘what effect the temperature, the hard work of keeping warm, the stress and the altitude are having on my London-born-and-bred body!
The health press have taken up the story. It’s also been on major local news in Oxfordshire, where Toumaz has one of its development centres.
19.11.2013 Andrew Regan with the Bio-Inspired Ice Vehicle in the RAC Lobby[/caption] On a cold November evening, Ray Thompson, the expedition scientist, made a speech to a full room in the Royal Automobile Club (RAC). 3 months ago, the MoonRegan team were approached by the RAC club to display the one of a kind vehicle in their main lobby. This is something of a tradition at the club, with their lobby having a different car on show there every week.
20.12.2010 The Moon Regan Transantarctic Expedition team have completed the first there-and-back vehicle crossing of the Antarctic continent.
16.12.2010 Two schools in Greenwich where pupils have been closely following the Expedition have sent special wishes.