One of many experiments throughout ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen’s mission will monitor his well being and physique very important indicators throughout his day by day train in house.
Understanding how the human physique copes with microgravity is the main target of many experiments on the Worldwide House Station. Whereas it takes about two weeks for astronauts to get used to being in house, maintaining monitor of how the physique is doing, particularly throughout train, might help researchers perceive how astronauts can finest be assisted in orbit.
On his Huginn mission, ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen will train with the SpaceWear monitor strapped to his chest to measure very important well being parameters, comparable to pores and skin temperature and coronary heart fee.
Small measurement, huge affect
SpaceWear is a tool in regards to the measurement of a watch that Andreas straps round his torso whereas exercising. It displays a variety of well being indicators like the center fee and its variability, respiratory fee, how the physique is oriented and strikes and the pores and skin temperature. All of this at 1000 instances a second and with a 10-hour battery life.
“There are already well being displays in use on the Worldwide House Station, however what units the SpaceWear monitor other than these is the frequency and high quality of the information that it measures. Together with a protracted battery life, we’re trying ahead to seeing how the SpaceWear monitor might help astronauts of their day by day life on the House Station,” says Thomas Andersen, CEO of Danish Aerospace Firm that developed the gadget.
From astronaut to firefighter
The SpaceWear monitor is designed for excessive environments. Andreas’s testing on the House Station might open up functions for harmful conditions. For instance, firefighters cope with excessive warmth, heavy gear, and bodily demanding work, SpaceWear might monitor and supply medical personnel particulars to assist stop any critical well being issues and take measures to keep away from them.
The well being tracker may also all who observe excessive sports activities, comparable to drivers experiencing excessive g-forces throughout motorsports and climbers ascending excessive mountains in a skinny ambiance.
Learn extra on the science of Andreas’s mission on his Huginn web page and observe alongside in his journey on social media platforms.