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xTablet Rugged Tablets Survive Duke University Trek on Mount Everest

rugged tablet pc mount everestAlmost two months ago, on March 26th, three Duke University researchers and 12 research subjects took to Mount Everest to research the correlation between blood oxygen levels and Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), AKA altitude sickness. Included in their climbing gear on the 10-day trek to Everest Base Camp (17,000+ feet above sea level) were two MobileDemand xTablet T7200 rugged tablet PCs.

These rugged tablets would serve as a data hub for the 15 wrist-worn blood oxygen monitors, in which the data would be transfered to the tablet via USB numerous times throughout the trek and was safely stored on the solid-state drive for the duration of trip. The tablets were also used to survey the researchers daily about symtoms of altitude sickness that they may be feeling.

In interviewing the researchers after the trek, they were very pleased with the performance of the xTablet T7200s and they are continuing to analyze the data that was inputted throughout the duration of their climb. The information was safely stored on the tablet for their return home and continually on their trek, even at altitudes over 17,000 feet and temperatures that would reach -20 degrees Fahrenheit at night.

We'll have an update on the results of their research as soon as they complete it.

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