It’s the world’s first human body rig – two ordinary people are filmed going about their typical day while covered from head to toe in medical, monitoring equipment. What will they discover about how their lifestyle affects their health and what will the rest of us learn about how the human body works?

The volunteers for this unique medical experiment are under scrutiny for 24 hours as they navigate the obstacle course of everyday life. Everything they do, from how they sleep, to what they eat, to their emotional responses to their environment impacts their overall health. Charlotte, 31, is a hairdresser and mom and Dave, a 43-year-old, runs his own courier business from the family home. Wearing the latest, non-invasive medical technology, their heart rate, glucose levels, respiration, blood pressure, posture, movement and brain waves are monitored, second by second. Charlotte and Dave think they’re reasonably healthy, but are they? Charlotte admits to regular headaches and Dave’s recent weight loss seems to have stalled and he’s often tired.

Watching their every move are three leading scientists. Professor Tom Solomon, a world-renowned neurologist, looks at how their brains respond throughout the day; Dr. Jason Gill, a physiologist, monitors how their bodies react to both their physical activity and to everything they eat; and Dr. Lia Ali, a psychiatrist, studies how their emotional experiences are tied to their physical well being. The scientists watch the video footage and then marry it with the data collected by the body rig to gain a unique insight into how every detail of a typical day affects the health of the human body.

At the end of the experiment, the experts meet Dave and Charlotte for the first time to present the results. How will the volunteers react once the medical detectives reveal what’s going on inside their bodies? With access to this incredible data, will they be willing to change their lifestyle to improve their future health?

Credits (Click to expand)

Dr Lia Ali

BSc(hons) MBBS MRCPysch

Dr Jason Gill

BSc MSc PhD Rnur FBASESFHEA

Professor Tom Soloman

BA BM BCh MRCP DCH DTMH PHD FRCP

With Thanks

Accuity Intelligence

Emotiv

ActivPal

YourPhysioPlan

Yorkshire Clinic

Dr David Dawson

Advanced Brain Monitoring

Isansys

Beddit

EMFit QS

Birmingham University

Liverpool University

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Director of Photography

James Vivian

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Noel Kavanagh

Dave Potts

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George Jefferies

Michael Tudor Kennedy

Charlie Stoddart

Sound Recordist

Andy Hewitson

Richard Munns

Graphics

Cumi

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Clear Cut Pictures

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Jen Halliday

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