Courier Mail Champions Canaria

Courier Mail article

More publicity for the Unearthed Accelerator Programme and us in Brisbane’s daily The Courier Mail!

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The support of Unearthed, River City Labs and the whole Advance Queensland community is tremendous, helping us with the specialisation of our technology for averting catastrophic fatigue-related incidents. Here’s the story in our Product Development Director, Dr Rob Finean’s own words:

We are at CES 2017

We will be at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas 5-8 January 2017 to show off our plans and the oversize prototype of the vital signs monitor we are bringing to industrial markets in 2017. Whilst our immediate research and development focus is medical uses in extreme environments we look forward to offering the same world-class technology to sports people and folks in assisted living in a couple of years. CES is our opportunity to show and discuss with the public what we are developing right now for medical, space and industrial applications and chat about what they would like to do with it. Please come and see us in Eureka Park on level 1 Hall G at Sands Expo.

We’re honoured to be amongst the top-10 companies short-listed in the 2017 Extreme Tech Challenge and will be presenting our plans on Saturday 7 January at their showcase at the Venetian at 2pm.

The oversized ‘works-like’ prototype of the Canaria vital signs monitor

Thanks to pioneering computational architect Manuel Jiminez Garcia for our prototype’s beautiful case.

We met Major Tim Peake

“I wish I had one aboard the ISS”
-Major Tim Peake

We met Major Tim Peake at the 12th Appleton Space Conference and had a fascinating conversation with him about changes in the human body during prolonged missions in space and the feasibility of travel back to the moon and then to Mars. He talked about how lots of physiological measurements are taken on space-walks and during specific medical experiments on astronauts’ bodies but that apart from that, in their normal routine, they only get a check-up from the on-board medic about once a week. Monitoring 24×7 on-board and just as importantly during training before the mission and recovery after the mission (similar to the way elite sports teams measure everything) would allow us to learn more, faster about how long-term space flight to other planets can be achieved by humans.

Find out more about Health Data Research from the International Space Station

ESA Astronaut Major Tim Peake with Canaria’s Alex Moss and other delegates after giving the 12th Appleton Space Conference Lecture “Principia: A Journey of a Lifetime”


Following our NASA Space Apps Challenge win at Inmarsat in London, we were invited to pitch Canaria to NASA HQ in Washington by video. Here is our pitch:

In 2017 we were invited by the Unearthed Accelerator at River City Labs to meet the Australian resources sector and begin working with them on averting disasters by properly managing cognitive fatigue in the workforce: