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Development of Testing Methodologies to Evaluate Postflight Locomotor PerformanceCrewmembers experience locomotor and postural instabilities during ambulation on Earth following their return from space flight. Gait training programs designed to facilitate recovery of locomotor function following a transition to a gravitational environment need to be accompanied by relevant assessment methodologies to evaluate their efficacy. The goal of this paper is to demonstrate the operational validity of two tests of locomotor function that were used to evaluate performance after long duration space flight missions on the International Space Station (ISS).
Document ID
20080029380
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Mulavara, A. P. (Baylor Coll. of Medicine Houston, TX, United States)
Peters, B. T. (Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Cohen, H. S. (Baylor Coll. of Medicine Houston, TX, United States)
Richards, J. T. (Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Miller, C. A. (Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Brady, R. (Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Warren, L. E. (Universities Space Research Association Houston, TX, United States)
Bloomberg, J. J. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
June 7, 2006
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
Meeting Information
Seventh Symposium on the Role of the Vestibular Organs in Space Exploration(Noordwijk)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NCC9-58
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other