übergizmodo | Biosensors attached to Everest climbers to help Scientists study disease.

Members of an expedition sponsored by National Geographic and The North Face are climbing the summit of Mount Everest with body sensors attached to their bodies. The said sensors will monitor the climbers day and night, collecting data to help researchers understand chronic illnesses such as heart disease. “What we’re doing is looking at an environment that’s almost perfect to highlight human frailty,” said Bryan Taylor, a Mayo Clinic physiologist. The researchers from Mayo Clinic used sensors normally used by obsessive fitness trackers and a new heart monitor to collect data 75 to 100 times per second. Continue.