Saturday, September 11, 2010

And I Thought I Had a Cool Job

I work with the heart's electrical system every day and impressed at how remarkably sensitive (and vulnerable) the heart is to even the smallest amounts of electrical current. As I've mentioned previously, it only takes 1 milliamp of current applied for a sufficiently long period of time (seconds) for the myocardial cells to reach threshold and fire haphazardly, creating ventricular fibrillation.

So to see this guy climbing on to high-voltage power lines from a helicopter and not fibrillate his own heart is a wonder to behold, indeed:



-Wes

2 comments:

Kai Worrell said...

Best line in this video: I'm only afraid of 3 things; electricity, heights, and women.

Hugo Campos said...

Amazing.