SCIENCE HARDWARE USED:
Sonokard system, which includes:
- Sonokard set;
- Sonokard kit;
- Sonokard-Data kit.
FLIGHT EQUIPMENT USED:
On-board medical support computer RSE Med of the
ThinkPad A31p type.
To develop proposals for improving the crew health monitoring system
using a contactless method of acquiring physiological data in sleep.
- To improve the system for contactless acquisition of physiological
data during sleep using a device in a breast pocket of the Sonokard sports shirt.
- To study the feasibility of obtaining the maximum of data through
computer processing of records obtained overnight.
- To systematically record the ISS crew physiological functions
- To study the feasibility of obtaining real-time crew health data.
Data obtained through contactless acquisition of cardiorespiratory data
over the night period could serve as a basis for developing efficient
criteria for evaluating and predicting adaptive capability of human body in
long-duration space flight. This is important not only from scientific, but
also from a practical standpoint for the further development of the system
for the crew health real-time monitoring. Such a system will become an
important element in manned space flight safety, since it will allow a
continuous monitoring of crew health. In addition to this, continuous
records of sets of physiological data will permit to gather new information
about the state of different levels of physisological functions control, of
their co-ordination, and the way they are related to the degree of the
body’s adaptation to zero-gravity.
Returned to Earth is Sonokard-Data kit with a memory card containing
the study results.