Human Telemetry System
Using race telemetry systems to save lives
Our use of electronics to understand the relationship between man and machine has taken our organisation into some unexpected areas. McLaren’s comprehensive approach to monitoring car telemetry has been adapted to monitor human health, and is now being used by our Formula 1 racing drivers.
The future of medical diagnosis
Believing we could monitor humans in the same way we monitor our cars, McLaren Electronics and McLaren Applied Technologies developed a wireless, remote patient monitoring system that lets doctors collect high-quality human vital sign data remotely, anywhere in the world. This technology allows medical specialists to assess and diagnose the health of patients, wherever they are, opening the door to improved disease management and far more comprehensive patient information.
From the car telemetry systems on the Formula 1 grid, to the wireless remote patient monitoring system, and back to the grid. The human monitoring system we developed for the medical industry is now being used by the McLaren Racing team to monitor driver performance. The telemetry system collects and sends data on the cardiovascular performance of our drivers from their off-site training sessions, to a monitoring system at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England. So now, the collaboration between our men and our machines is indivisible, thanks to our innovative approach to electronics.