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Envihab Bed Rest Standard Measures: Treadmill Locomotion Test (ESA_BRSM_Treadmill)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Biomedical countermeasures
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human


Treadmill Locomotion is one of eleven International Bedrest Standard Measures conducted on healthy subjects at the :envihab facility in Cologne, Germany. The level of conditioning and effectiveness of training performed by crewmembers in long-duration flight is determined according to the parameters of the treadmill test. A distinctive feature of the Treadmill Locomotion Test is the standardization of the sequence and length of each of the five load levels with voluntary selection of work intensity within each level. The purpose of the standard measures project is to populate a repository with data that enables high-level monitoring of countermeasure effectiveness and meaningful interpretation of health and performance outcomes. These standard measures will support future, hypothesis-driven research that enables planetary missions by providing an optimized minimal set of measures captured from subjects. These measures will be available to other studies under data sharing agreements as well as undergo analysis to understand risk posture.

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Sensorimotor physiology

Heart rate (bpm)
Heart rate, peak
Running speed (m/s)
Running velocity, peak

Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
VaPER 10/02/2017 12/04/2017 63 days

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Proposal Date
Proposal Source