During my Pacific row I will be sticking electrodes on my body every day. No, not some demented way to make my ocean experience even more unpleasant – but a high-tech way to monitor how my body is coping with the stresses and strains of rowing an ocean.
On Thursday, as I was en route from San Francisco to Hood River, I stopped off in Eugene to collect my physiological testing gadget from OmegaWave.
Click here for the full story, as it appeared in the local press (please note that I was not, in fact, the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic. Just the first to compete in the Atlantic Rowing Race).
I have now taken delivery of all the gadgets I need to collect data for my WatchKeeper Project – which will provide a wealth of information to my website. allowing visitors to follow my every move as I cross the Pacific. As well as the OmegaWave testing station, I will have:
– a Davis Instruments weather station to provide meterological information (with forecasts provided by the Royal Navy)
– a MarineTrack tracking beacon to provide lat and long, current speed and bearing
– a heart rate monitor to provide details of heart rate and calories burned
– a psychological questionnaire, devised by Dr Neil Weston at the University of Portsmouth, to assess my mental state
– plus the usual blogs and photos, and hopefully podcasts and even video-blogs as well.
You will know more about me than you ever really wanted to know….
[photo courtesy of Register Guard]