WISERD Project to feature on BBC Coast programme

BBC Coast presenter ‘stress tested’ by WISERD biomapping project.

This week the WISERD funded biomapping research project (led by Dr Jon Anderson (CPLAN) and Professor Chris Taylor) ‘stress-tested’ the BBC presenter Nicholas Crane for the forthcoming series of the popular television programme ‘Coast‘.

The research project uses ‘qsensor’ technology to quantify the affect of the built, natural, and social environment on the human body.  Dr Jon Anderson met with the BBC team in London and carried out a series of ‘stress tests’ which sought to measuring the electro dermal activity (or nervous energy) of the skin, these included walking in the city, cycling a Boris-bike around Trafalgar Square, and negotiating the Underground system. These results were compared to an early evening walk along the sands at Southend on Sea.

Tune in for the result in Summer 2015 when the footage is broadcast on the next series of Coast!

Click here for more information about the project.