NASA Logo

NTRS

NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
measuring astronaut performance in microgravity: loads and modelingQuantitative analysis of human performance in microgravity is important for both scientific investigations and spacecraft engineering design. By collecting and evaluating the kinematics and kinetics data of astronauts in space, it becomes possible to characterize human motor strategies, postural behavior in weightlessness, improve the design of orbital modules, help maintain a quiescent microgravity for acceleration-sensitive material science and life science experiments (NASA JSC, 1996), and optimize the human operative capabilities during long-duration space missions. Hence, there is a need for a precise measurement of the forces and moments exerted by the astronauts on the space station and their postures and movements.
Document ID
20000020517
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Newman, D.
(Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA United States)
Beck, S.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Amir, A.
(Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA United States)
Baroni, G.
(Politecnico di Milano Milan, Italy)
Ferrigno, G.
(Politecnico di Milano Milan, Italy)
Pedotti, A.
(Politecnico di Milano Milan, Italy)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1999
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the First Biennial Space Biomedical Investigators' Workshop
Subject Category
Man/System Technology and Life Support
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

Related Records

IDRelationTitle20000020485Analytic PrimaryProceedings of the First Biennial Space Biomedical Investigators' Workshop
Document Inquiry