To better understand the neural mechanism for motor control in microgravity, the ELITE-S2 analyzes movement of crewmembers from sitting to standing while monitoring the quantitative postural response to optokinetic stimulation (visual tracking of motion). The role of sensory inputs in the organization of the locomotion patterns and the role of sensorimotor integration mechanisms are evaluated during pointing and reaching tasks. Cardiorespiratory physiology is examined by quantitatively analyzing the chest wall compartment mechanics. To aid in ergonomic design and human factors for future spacecraft design, this investigation also evaluated working posture.
Results for this experiment are not available.
|Mission||Launch/Start Date||Landing/End Date||Duration|
|Expedition 16||10/10/2007||04/19/2008||192 days|
|Expedition 17||04/08/2008||10/23/2008||198 days|
|Expedition 31||04/27/2012||07/01/2012||65 days|
|Expedition 32||07/01/2012||09/16/2012||78 days|
|Expedition 33||09/16/2012||11/18/2012||63 days|
|Expedition 34||11/18/2012||03/15/2013||117 days|