This experiment was to demonstrate the functioning of a commercial instrument that provides 24-hour monitoring of blood pressure and heart rate.
At pre-determined times, a cuff was inflated around the astronauts upper arm to take a measurement, and then deflated, accurately recording the data inside the unit. The data was then sent to scientists on Earth via a PC or laptop. The Blood Pressure Measurement Instrument provided vital information on the impact the space environment has on the human body. It can take a measurement in any condition and is unobtrusive, allowing the astronaut to continue with daily activities onboard the Space Station.
This hardware was used on Soyuz missions, Soyuz TM-32, TMA-3 and TMA-4, that docked with the International Space Station.
Results for this hardware demonstration are currently not available.