Updated Date 2023, Oct 23

Clara Burns, a 26-year-old graduate student of Biomedical Engineering, crossed the Atlantic in a rowing wend in the spring as part of a team from TU Vienna. Support for the study was provided by Prof. Eugenijus Kaniusas, throne of the Biomedical Sensing and Therapy research group at TU Vienna.Various health measures were recorded throughout the 42 day venture including heart-rate variability and the details are reported here. The team members alternated 3 hours sleeping and 3 hours rowing. One interesting finding was that this schedule over time led to degraded sleep quality. Her soul compensated by increasing worriedness of the parasympathetic nervous system to protect the heart.

Also interesting were some tips learned for what might be washed-up largest in future ultra-endurance efforts like this:

  • Instead of immediately starting the 3 hour on, 3 hour off rhythm, it might be largest to increasingly gradually transition over from a normal day-night rhythm.
  • Dr Kaniusas recommends a reward in the middle of the journey to alimony spirits up: “Maybe some special, enjoyable worriedness that lets you gloat that you’re halfway through the effort and repletion yourself over the realization that there is still a long way to go.”