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Advanced Biotelemetry Systems for Space Life Sciences: PH TelemetryThe SENSORS 2000! (S2K!) program at NASA's Ames Research Center is currently developing a biotelemetry system for monitoring pH and temperature in unrestrained subjects. This activity is part of a broader scope effort to provide an Advanced Biotelemetry System (ABTS) for use in future space life sciences research. Many anticipated research endeavors will require biomedical and biochemical sensors and related instrumentation to make continuous inflight measurements in a variable-gravity environment. Since crew time is limited, automated data acquisition, data processing, data storage, and subject health monitoring are required. An automated biochemical and physiological data acquisition system based on non invasive or implantable biotelemetry technology will meet these requirements. The ABTS will ultimately acquire a variety of physiological measurands including temperature, biopotentials (e.g. ECG, EEG, EMG, EOG), blood pressure, flow and dimensions, as well as chemical and biological parameters including pH. Development activities are planned in evolutionary, leveraged steps. Near-term activities include 1) development of a dual channel pH/temperature telemetry system, and 2) development of a low bandwidth, 4-channel telemetry system, that measures temperature, heart rate, pressure, and pH. This abstract describes the pH/temperature telemeter.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Hines, John W.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Somps, Chris
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Ricks, Robert
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Kim, Lynn
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Connolly, John P.
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1995
Subject Category
Instrumentation And Photography
Meeting Information
13th International Symposium on Biotelemetry(Williamsburg, VA)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 106-20-08-01
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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