Man in space

Algometriya Experiment


A comprehensive study of changes of the pain threshold in a long-duration space flight.


  • Record the pain threshold using tensor and thermal algometry methods and before and after a spaceflight, record the pain threshold on a regular basis using the tensor algometry method during space flight.
  • Determine a variation value and relation of human pain threshold in a long-duration space flight.
  • Interpret the data on the pain sensitivity dynamics under the effect of a long-duration space flight.

	Tenzotermoalgometer kit

Used science hardware:

  • Algometer kit.


  • Data storage device "-Data".

Expected Results:

As a result of SE new experimental data is planned to obtain which could potentially serve as a basis for developing proposals to improve the delivery of health care during the flight. The SE results will also make it possible to obtain new important information on the dynamics of the state of the entire organism under conditions of a long-duration space flight and prepare proposals on the possibility of using algometry as a new method of medical monitoring in a long-duration space flight.

Experiment Results:

The SE results are data on the data storage device "TTA-Data" to be returned to the ground for further processing and analysis of the experiment results.

ISS Crew

Shannon Walker WALKER

leg Novitskiy Novitskiy

Petr Dubrov Dubrov

Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei

Michael Hopkins Hopkins

Victor Glover Glover

Soichi Noguchi Noguchi