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Camera and Recording Equipment From Dallmeier to Verify Record Attempt

Dallmeier Electronic : 09 March, 2010  (Application Story)
The attempt by Lloyd Godson to generate the largest quantity of electricity from a bicycle underwater will be recorded for verification purposes by a Dallmeier box camera
Camera and Recording Equipment From Dallmeier to Verify Record Attempt
From March 30th to April 13th, 2010, a spectacular Guinness World Records attempt will take place at the Legoland Deutschland leisure park in the German city of Günzburg. Australian marine biologist and adventurer Lloyd Godson plans to spend 14 days, living in a four square metre house submerged at the underwater world at "Legoland Atlantis by Sea Life". His goal is to generate the largest amount of electricity ever produced by riding a bicycle underwater. A Dallmeier camera will monitor everything and transmit the record attempt via the internet. Additionally, the images are stored on a Dallmeier recorder for later evaluation.

For his world record Lloyd Godson uses a bicycle which has been technically downgraded to the maximum. Godson will have to pedal hard in order to generate 2,500 watt-hours in 14 days and to thus generate the largest amount of electricity ever produced by riding a bicycle underwater. An official Guinness World Records arbitrator will confirm this record on April 13th, provided Godson succeeds.

The house Lloyd Godson will move into on March 30 measures 2.50 x 1.60m. That small floor area will have to suffice for the 32-year old, who will have to eat, sleep and wash himself within the limited space. Further space in the house is occupied by a compact Dallmeier box camera, various measuring instruments and a computer. Using the computer Godson will communicate with the outside world via the Legoland homepage. The camera images will also be transmitted online by a MicroStreamer. So not only the approximately 1,300 fish in the Ocean Tank, which is filled with 535,000 litres of water, and marvelling visitors will be able to watch Lloyd Godson live.

For subsequent evaluations and to provide clear evidence of the fact that Godson has not left the small underwater house during the record attempt, the images will be recorded on a Dallmeier DIS-2/M StreamerPro HDD Large. "It was very important to me to have a reliable recording of my stay underwater so that my attempt at the world record would be clearly verified. During my search for a suitable camera and recording solution I was recommended to use Dallmeier because of the high quality of their products', Lloyd Godson explains. The recording includes audio, which, although not required by Guinness World Records, can be helpful with subsequent analyses following the stay. The project will be accompanied by numerous researchers and scientists. The surveillance of Godson's vital functions is expected to yield new insights about the effects of a long-term underwater stay. The measurements are closely related to research conducted by Dennis Chamberland, a bio engineer with NASA. The results of Lloyd Godson's underwater stay should provide valuable information that will contribute to the establishment of permanent underwater colonies. The international association of diving medicine physicians, the Divers Alert Network (DAN), will also participate with a scientific study. Among other issues, the flow characteristics of body fluids are to be examined. The results are meant to increase the safety of sport diving in the long term.
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