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Scientists Explore Theme Park Thrills

Posted September 26, 2007 10:22 AM

From ScienceDaily Headlines:

University of Nottingham scientists are helping to capture the essence of excitement with a live experiment that measures the 'thrill factor' of riding a rollercoaster. Volunteers at Alton Towers will be linked up to a heart monitor, accelerometer, face-cam and other monitoring equipment to give a unique insight into their reactions to one of Europe's biggest rides. The aim of the rider monitoring system, developed by computer scientists at The University of Nottingham, is to help establish a definitive 'thrill factor' across thrill rides worldwide — and help to shape the next generation of rollercoasters.

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