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Wearable Biosensor Monitor to Support Autonomous Crew Health and Readiness to Perform (Wearable_Bio_Monitor)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Biomedical countermeasures
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

The purpose of this technology demonstration was to evaluate the Astroskin system with crews during flight analog studies and obtain data that will support decisions for transitioning the system to operational use during flight. Additionally, evaluation during a Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) campaign provided a unique opportunity to demonstrate operational feasibility including long-term crew health monitoring capabilities, during exercise protocols as a measure of crew fitness, system usability and crew comfort, and Bluetooth communication in this environment. Nine men and seven women, ages ranging from 30 and 52, participated in this study.

This study had the following specific aims:

  1. Evaluate comfort, usability and performance of the Astroskin system on ambulatory crews during 30-day HERA missions.
  2. Obtain baseline data used for further development of algorithms and tools that facilitate decision making for medical support.
  3. Demonstrate performance of the Bluetooth protocol for real-time transmission and data verification in an analog environment.

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Data Information
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Blood pressure
Heart rate
Oxygen saturation
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
HERA Campaign 3 01/26/2016 10/19/2016 Four 30-day missions

Additional Information
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)
Proposal Date
Proposal Source
Directed Research
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