SOURCE: Zephyr Technology
October 06, 2010 15:37 ET
Zephyr's PSM Monitors Chilean Miners' Health & Fitness
ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwire - October 6, 2010) - Zephyr Technology, developers of Physiological Status Monitoring (PSM) solutions, announce that they have been working with the Chilean Government in their efforts to monitor the health and fitness levels of the 33 trapped miners trapped for nearly two months.
For the past two weeks, the miners have been preparing for their rescue, sending keepsakes up in the same capsules that carry food, clean clothes, medicine, monitoring systems and other supplies down through a narrow borehole to their underground cavern.
Sports Physician Jean Romagnoli said that the Zephyr BioHarnesses™ records the miners' vital signs, pulse, heart rhythm and breathing. These small bio-metric monitors, mounted on chest belts, had been sent down to the miners to help keep track of their physical condition. He said the miners are working out for at least one hour a day to ensure they keep their weight down and can fit into the rescue capsule.
Romagnoli has been monitoring the miners since the August 5th cave in. He explains that knowing how they are in the mine is vital to the medical care they receive once they are rescued from the San Jose mine, near the city of Copiapo, north of Santiago.
About Zephyr Technology
Zephyr Technology is a global leader in real-time physiological and biomechanical monitoring or "Physiological Status Monitoring" (PSM) solutions for Defense, First Responder, Training and the Academic Research markets. Zephyr Technology leverages a world class team of engineers, scientists, physiologists and business experts.
Founded in 2003, Zephyr Technology has been a pioneer in the use of PSM in training and high stress operational environments. The company's ongoing collaboration with fire departments, NASA Ames Research Center, National Guard Civil Support Teams, and multiple US Special Forces has been invaluable in the development and validation of Zephyr's technology and its application in the most extreme operating environments to Measure Life... Anywhere!