Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2018: Attention! Please place all UPS Next Day orders by Monday 12/17/2018 11 AM EST
0

Altered Physiology During Airline Flights

During airline flights we are subjected to cabin pressures which are similar to being at 8,000′ of elevation. Stanford researchers observed a striking decrease in blood oxygen (SpO2) levels during airline flights. They subjected a participant to 96 different flights for measurement. The flights ranged from 23 min to 829 min in duration. A drop in SpO2 levels of 96% or lower occurred in all flights and many flights were less than 94% for most of the flight.

Researchers went further to associate fatigue with SpO2 levels by issuing a psychomotor vigilance test and quantified fatigue based on visual response times.

One unexpected finding is that toward the end of a long flight SpO2 levels would begin to rise. The increase is believed to be due to a adaptation or physiological change after rest/inactivity.

Sources:

Tracking Physiomes and Activity Using Wearable Biosensors Reveals Useful Health-Related Information


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 9,200+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Japanese word working and more in December’s issue of HackSpace magazine!

Wearables — Solder-less magic

Electronics — = != ==.

Biohacking — Finding Bliss with Anandamide

Python for Microcontrollers — sysfs is dead! long live libgpiod! libgpiod for linux & Python running hardware @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF #Python @Adafruit #Adafruit

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.