Discovery Channel's Daily Planet visits St. John's campus
The Discovery Channelís Daily Planet program visited Memorial Universityís St. Johnís campus recently. Crew members from the show were here to get some footage regarding a partnership between Drs. Scott MacKinnon, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, and Brian Veitch, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and Virtual Marine Technology, a small water craft simulation company. The partnership involves investigating physiological responses to simulated evacuation scenarios on offshore oil structures. The project is funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency through the Atlantic Innovation Fund. The researchers are hoping the results will help offshore safety officials train for mustering and evacuation situations. Here, research subject Christie Noftall (centre) is hooked up to an electroencephalography (EEG) monitor by David Bradbury-Squires (left), a graduate student and project team member at the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. Daily Planet cameraman Barry Springgay recorded the action.