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Development of Skylab medical equipment and flight preparationsThe major medical systems in the Skylab orbital workshop are described. They comprise the food system, the waste management system, operational bioinstrumentation, personal hygiene, gas sampling, an inflight medical support system, and a cardiovascular counterpressure garment. Life sciences experiments carried out aboard Skylab are also reviewed; these include an ergometer and metabolic analyzer, a lower-body negative pressure device, an electrode harness and body temperature probe, a blood pressure cuff, a leg volume measuring band, sleep studies, a body-mass measuring device, a rotating litter chair, a blood sample processor, and small-mass measuring apparatus. All performance requirements were met with the equipment, and no failures were encountered.
Document ID
19750051537
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Johnston, R. S.
Stonesifer, J. C.
Hawkins, W. R. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, Tex., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1975
Subject Category
MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other