The Holter ECG (Electrocardiograph) was developed for monitoring circadian (24-hour) cardiovascular and autonomic functions of astronauts in orbit. The ultimate goal was to understand the effects of microgravity and long-duration space flight on the cardiovascular and autonomic systems of astronauts who stay in orbit for long durations.
In this research, changes in skin condition before and after attaching the ECG electrodes were evaluated for crew health and safety. The ECG measurements will expected to be conducted four times at different measuring points (once preflight, twice in flight and once postflight). The ECG electrodes were to be attached to the chest wall of a crewmember to monitor heart rate and arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). After the 24-hour ECG measurement, the crewmember’s chest was be videoed by a High Definition Television (HDTV) camera to record the visual changes in skin condition where the ECG electrodes were attached.
Results aren't available.