The objectives are:
1. To initiate an activity to gather and document microgravity effects on body measurements: lengths, breadths, widths, circumferences, and joint angles of subjects exposed to microgravity in an unsuited condition.
2. To determine if/how the NBP is influenced by the above factors.
3. This will be the first time these proposed measures are collected in space. It is anticipated that body measurements will change due to microgravity and fluid shifts. The goal of this study is to gather preliminary data to better understand the magnitude and variability of these changes. This data is important for NASA to be able to determine the changes that may occur during long-duration space flight and once obtained, NASA engineers may be able to apply these changes to suit fit, suit sizing, work station design, etc. for current and near future missions. These changes will help NASA to prevent potential crew injury during extended on-orbit missions.
Pre- and post-flight data collection sessions will take place at JSC in the ISS U.S. Lab mock-up facility in B9, in the morning. Pre-flight data collection will occur for one session at L-6 months. Post-flight data collection will occur for one session within R+30 days. Each single pre- and post-flight data session will be 60 minutes long, and measurements will be collected using a standard anthropometer and tape measure three times; for photographic imagery, two pictures per posture will be collected using the same procedures as the in-flight data session.
In-flight measurements will be collected using a tape measure for circumferences, still digital cameras on-board ISS to capture photographs, and the Space Linear Acceleration Mass Measurement Device (SLAMMD) for body mass measurements. In addition, the tape measure can also be used to measure segment lengths for comparison to data from the photogrammetric method in-flight, if time permits. During in-flight data collection sessions, circumference measurements, photographic imagery, and video imagery will be collected twice during three 140-minute sessions (215 minutes with operator time) on FD 15, 80, and R-30 (reserve sessions on FD 45, 105, 135). The process includes setup of the cameras, subject preparation (placing body markers on the subject), collecting two photographs of each of three postures, measuring circumferences with a tape measure, and NBP video. A camera calibration activity will also occur prior to each Body Measures data collection session. Body mass measurements will be taken during three 50-minute sessions.
Results for this experiment are not available until this experiment is completed.
|Mission||Launch/Start Date||Landing/End Date||Duration|
|Expedition 37||09/10/2013||11/10/2013||61 days|
|Expedition 38||11/10/2013||03/10/2014||120 days|
|Expedition 39||03/10/2014||05/13/2014||64 days|
|Expedition 40||05/13/2014||09/10/2014||133 days|
|Expedition 41||09/10/2014||11/09/2014||29 days|
|Expedition 42||11/10/2014||03/11/2015||121 days|
|Expedition 43||03/11/2015||06/10/2015||91 days|
|Expedition 44||06/10/2015||09/11/2015||93 days|
|Expedition 45||09/11/2015||12/11/2015||91 days|
|Expedition 46||12/11/2015||03/02/2016||82 days|
|Expedition 47||03/02/2016||06/18/2016||108 days|
|Expedition 48||06/18/2016||09/06/2016||80 days|
|Expedition 49||09/06/2016||10/30/2016||54 days|
|Expedition 50||10/28/2016||04/09/2017||164 days|
|Expedition 51||04/09/2017||06/02/2017||55 days|
|Expedition 52||06/02/2017||09/02/2017||92 days|