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Assessment of Medical Risks and Optimization of their Management using Integrated Medical ModelThe Integrated Medical Model (IMM) Project is a software-based technique that will identify and quantify the medical needs and health risks of exploration crew members during space flight and evaluate the effectiveness of potential mitigation strategies. The IMM Project employs an evidence-based approach that will quantify probability and consequences of defined in-flight medical risks, mitigation strategies, and tactics to optimize crew member health. Using stochastic techniques, the IMM will ultimately inform decision makers at both programmatic and institutional levels and will enable objective assessment of crew health and optimization of mission success using data from relevant cohort populations and from the astronaut population. The objectives of the project include: 1) identification and documentation of conditions that may occur during exploration missions (Baseline Medical Conditions List [BMCL), 2) assessment of the likelihood of conditions in the BMCL occurring during exploration missions (incidence rate), 3) determination of the risk associated with these conditions and quantify in terms of end states (Loss of Crew, Loss of Mission, Evacuation), 4) optimization of in-flight hardware mass, volume, power, bandwidth and cost for a given level of risk or uncertainty, and .. validation of the methodologies used.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Fitts, Mary A. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Madurai, Siram (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Butler, Doug (Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Kerstman, Eric (Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Risin, Diana (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2008
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
Meeting Information
International Astronautical Congress(Glasgow, Scotlant)
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