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Smart Medical Supports Richard Parks' Everest Challenge

Posted on 12/04/2016

SMART Medical Limited is proud to support Richard Parks in his ascent of Everest without oxygen as part of a British Research Expedition to measure the effects of extreme altitude on the mind and body.  

The athlete will be using the Mega Faros 180 (provided by SMART Medical Limited) to record Parks' Heart Rate Variability whilst he completes this world-first challenge.



Project Everest Cynllun is a collaborative British research expedition that will showcase internationally the effects of extreme altitude on the body and mind.

In May 2016 Richard Parks will attempt to become the first person in history to collect a blood sample and muscle biopsy from the summit of Mount Everest. He will also climb the highest mountain in the world without using supplementary oxygen.

Richard will be collecting novel physiological and psychological data data during the climb using state of the art technology using a Mega Faros 180 supplied by SmartMedical Limited.

The groundbreaking data collected through this incredible feat of human performance will be a pilot study to a larger research group aimed at understanding the mechanisms that underpin dementia and human resilience.

By challenging an otherwise healthy human brain in a hypoxic (low oxygen) environment, Richard and his team of scientific experts will explore the mechanisms underpinning cognitive decline and dementia. Their primary focus will be exploring the link between low blood oxygen levels in the brain and cognition.

This expedition will push Richard physically and mentally further than he has ever been before.  

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