Microgravity Health Care

PI: Scott Dulchavsky, Henry Ford Health System

Numerous long duration International Space Station crew members have developed visual changes and symptoms consistent with an increase in pressure around the brain. The cause of these changes is not known, and efforts to develop techniques to measure the pressure in the eye and brain would provide an important tool to monitor crew health. This proposal will investigate 3 fully developed prototype devices in a microgravity environment to assess the usability, functionality, and human factors modifications required to allow these devices to be integrated into ISS medical care. These experiments will allow thoughtful selection of the next generation of medical devices for eye and neurologic care to be rapidly transitioned to spaceflight.

Technology Areas (?)
  • TA06 Human Health, Life Support and Habitation Systems

Technology Details

  • Selection Date
    AFO3 (Mar 2012)
  • Program Status
  • Current TRL (?)
    Successful FOP Flights
  • 1 Parabolic

Development Team

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