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Evaluation of the Accuracy of Astroskin as a Behavioral Health Self-Monitoring System for Spaceflight
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Author and Affiliation:
Kumar, Arun(San Jose State Univ., CA, United States)
Levin, Edwin(Hartnell Coll, Salinas, CA, United States)
Cowings, Patricia(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Toscano, William B.(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Abstract: In space, there is a need to monitor astronauts' vital signs and assess their readiness to perform specific tasks during a mission. Currently, NASA does not have the capability to noninvasively monitor crew for extended periods of time. The Canadian Space Agency is working with the Psychophysiology Lab at NASA ARC to determine if the Astroskin could be used as a solution to this problem. Astroskin, a commercially available garment with built-in biosensors, can be comfortably worn under clothing or a spacesuit and relay information to the crewman's own mobile device. Data can also be sent wirelessly to the on-board Exploration Medical System. To determine if Astroskin meets requirements for health monitoring, it must first be validated in spaceflight analog environments. In the current study Astroskin data will be compared to traditional biomedical instrument measures of electrocardiography (ECG), respiration rate, and systolic blood pressure. The data will be recorded during Autogenic Feedback Training Exercise (AFTE), which is a type of physiological self-regulation training designed for astronauts. The data will also be recorded during simulations of the Orion spacecraft re-entry. The results to date suggest that Astroskin is a suitable ambulatory monitoring system that allows astronauts to self-diagnose and self-regulate adverse autonomic nervous system responses to sustained exposure to microgravity of spaceflight.
Publication Date: Aug 22, 2015
Document ID:
20150021842
(Acquired Nov 30, 2015)
Subject Category: MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Report/Patent Number: ARC-E-DAA-TN26234
Document Type: Oral/Visual Presentation
Meeting Information: 9th Annual Summer STEM Internship Symposium; 22 Aug. 2015; Salinas, CA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: Hartnell Coll; Salinas, CA, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NNX12AB08A; WBS 516724.02.01.21.02.04
Financial Sponsor: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA United States
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution as joint owner in the copyright
NASA Terms: ASTRONAUTS; HUMAN BEHAVIOR; NERVOUS SYSTEM; IN-FLIGHT MONITORING; GARMENTS; BIOINSTRUMENTATION; ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY; RESPIRATORY RATE; SYSTOLIC PRESSURE; BLOOD PRESSURE; MANNED SPACE FLIGHT; DIAGNOSIS; COMMERCIAL OFF-THE-SHELF PRODUCTS
Other Descriptors: ASTROSKIN; PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY; BIOMEDICAL
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