We are conducting a study to examine the accuracy of Lifelight® First. Lifelight® First is software designed to monitor vital signs including heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation. Lifelight® First monitors all of these vital signs and does so non-invasively and without patient contact.  This study is being undertaken to assess how accurate Lifelight® First is compared with another vital signs monitor which is already known to be accurate.

This study consists of two phases.  Phase 1 will be undertaken on healthy volunteers, who have normal blood pressure, are aged 18-29 years, and who take part in regular exercise. This phase will require participants to cycle for up to 20 minutes at a simulated altitude of 2500-3000m in our hypoxic chamber. Phase 2 will be undertaken on volunteers who are 18 and older (there is no upper age limit), who may suffer from low or high blood pressure (although you may volunteer for Phase 2 if you have normal blood pressure), and/or do not take part in regular exercise. Only resting blood pressure will be measured in those volunteering for phase 2 – there is no exercise or altitude exposure.

Volunteers must be

  • Age: 18 and above
  • Gender: Either
  • Staff/Student: Both

More information

£10 per gratuity

Dates: 7 May 2019 -13 December 2019

Duration: maximum 1 hour

Location: Department of Sport and Exercise Science - Spinnaker Building, Cambridge Road

If you would like more information, contact Mitch Lomax at mitch.lomax@port.ac.uk or +44(0)23 9284 5297


This testing has been reviewed by the Science Faculty ethics committee and been given the following ethics code: NHS REC: 19/LO/0427