Human Life Research on ISS Russian Segment

BIMS Experiment


Objective:

Assessment of efficiency in using telemedical technologies for getting information from ISS RS crews for medical support of human space flights and information support of life science flight studies.

Tasks:

Conduct of several experimental sessions onboard ISS RS for filming Russian cosmonauts dermal integument and mucous membrane.

Science Hardware Used:

    Kit TBK-1 (telemedical onboard kit) containing:
  • secondary power supply unit;
  • image capture device;
  • otoscope;
  • cover;
  • cable set.

Flight Equipment Used:

Onboard computer for medical support of Model IBM Think PAD A31p-RSE Med.

Consumables:

  • Kit "TBK-1. Accessories" containing:
    • removable nozzles for otoscope;
    • wipes;
    • cover.
  • Kit "TBK-1. Data" containing:
    • PCMCIA card;
    • cover.

Expected Results:

Project implementation will enable to enhance an efficiency in medical monitoring of human space flights, add to practice of medical support advanced methods and technologies for transmission of real-time information and standardize information support of life science studies onboard the ISS RS.

Experiment Results:

The following examinations are carried out during the experimental session:

  • study of small skin sites;
  • otorhinolaryngologic examinations (examination of external acoustic meatus, tympanic membranes, examination of nasal passages);
  • stomatologic examination of gums and teeth.

Video data is recorder on hard disk of computer RSE-Med and copied to PCMCIA memory card, which will be returned to the ground upon completion of the Expedition.