Short Report: New use of current technology to measure rectal temperature and heart rate during endurance exerciseToEd

  • JP Dugas MRC/UCT Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Sports Science Institute of South Africa, University of Cape Town
  • B Burger Sygade Solutions, (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg
  • TD Noakes MRC/UCT Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Sports Science Institute of South Africa, University of Cape Town

Abstract

The technology necessary to log data remotely and independently has been available for some years. This technology has been applied mostly to environmental and natural sciences, however, and not in life sciences. This was due primarily to the cost of the technology and the small demand for it in the life sciences, especially in studies of exercise physiology. Our recent collaboration with a local technology company (SyGade Solutions (Pty) Ltd., Johannesburg) has resulted in the use of miniature data loggers to record rectal temperature, heart rate (HR), and altitude during road and cycle racing. This technology has the potential to measure these variables simultaneously and in a free-living situation and will therefore contribute to more innovative research.
South African Sports Medicine Vol.17(1) 2005: 29-30
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