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QardioArm and QardioCore measure vitals on a trek across Antarctica

QardioArm and QardioCore measure vitals on a trek across Antarctica

We are thrilled to support heart health monitoring of an international crew trekking across Antarctica to complete Ernest Shackleton’s 1908 attempt to reach the South Pole. The group consists of an American, one Scot, two Swedes, a Russian and a Swiss Russian. The trek starts in late December, when Antarctic days last a full 24 hours and the crew will be traveling on skis, pulling their equipment and supplies in Pulka sleds. They will cross Antarctica and end their journey at a US military base in the South Pole.

Qardio has supplied the crew with its digital health products, QardioArm, wireless blood pressure monitor and QardioCore, wearable ECG monitor. This expedition will mark the first time that ECG vitals and blood pressure will be monitored throughout an extended mission at sub-zero temperatures. The measurements taken over the journey will be compiled into a study by the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, using Qardio’s health care platform QardioMD, on how bodies adjust to such extreme conditions over prolonged periods of exposure.

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For more information on the crew and their trek, go here: https://thesouthernpole.com/