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EXPERIMENT INFORMATION

Bed Rest Standard Measures: Functional Mobility Test (BRSMFMT)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Neurophysiology
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Description
OBJECTIVES:
To define the metrics of performance that relate to activities of daily living in order to determine if a functional behavior such as locomotion is altered during long duration bed rest.


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Publications
Reschke MF, Bloomberg JJ, Paloski WH, Mulavara AP, Feiveson AH, Harm DL. Postural reflexes, balance control, and functional mobility with long-duration head-down bed rest. Aviat Space Environ Med 2009; 80(5, Suppl.):A45-54. [pubmed.gov]

Keywords
Mobility limitation
Exercise/physiology
Locomotion
Postural equilibrium

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Data Information
Data Availability
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Parameters
Average time around course
Confidence interval for time calculations
Direction
Hits per trial ratio
Maximum time around course
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
Campaign 1 08/29/2004 11/21/2004 84 days
Campaign 3 02/20/2005 04/14/2010 5 years, 1 month, 25 days
Campaign 5 04/30/2006 12/23/2007 1 year, 7 months

Additional Information
Other Key People
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Pamela A. Bieri
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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