Or more accurately, "By installing a booster, we can increase that capability by 10 times."
And all this time I just thought they meant one. Heh
I say leave the dialogue alone and just put a footnote that it was just pretty clunky. IMHO.
Even just ten times (one order of magnitude, in base ten) isn't enough though to amplify heartbeats that
much. Maybe that's why they tried to change it at the last minute.
Dunno. If we knew what the starting capability of the internal sensors were then I could agree. All we know is an order of magnitude increase was all that was needed.
@aridas sofia - an order of 1 to the fourth power could easily mean 1 order of magnitude or x10. So the dialogue does have meaning. As to how much it dives into technobabble territory that apparently is up for debate.