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Bio-monitor Shirt
Hardware Type
Bio-telemetry Systems

Description
The Biomonitor shirt, also called the Astroskin, is a cloth shirt that monitors parameters such as skin temperature, blood pressure, breathing rate and blood oxygen levels. The shirt is being developed from funding from CSA by Quebec’s Carré Technologies. The Astroskin, a type of gym shirt, monitors vital signs in a non-obtrusive way and provides a continuous record of the crew’s heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, skin temperature, physical activity and blood oxygen levels while aboard ISS. The data will be streamed real time to help scientiests on the ground understand the harsh space environment and it’s effects on the crew. Astroskin resembles a standard polyester workout shirt. The technology is based on its commercially available Hexoskin and represents a step forward for spaceflight monitoring. Underneath the fabric, two cardiac electrodes crossing the chest and waist analyze vital signs. The portability and wireless nature of the Astroskin provides the means for the crew to engage in a wide variety of activities while being monitored—and for a longer length of time.” The Biomonitor shirt, also called the Astroskin, is a cloth shirt that monitors parameters such as skin temperature, blood pressure, breathing rate and blood oxygen levels. The shirt is being developed from funding from CSA by Quebec’s Carré Technologies. The Astroskin, a type of gym shirt, monitors vital signs in a non-obtrusive way and provides a continuous record of the crew’s heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, skin temperature, physical activity and blood oxygen levels while aboard ISS. The data will be streamed real time to help scientiests on the ground understand the harsh space environment and it’s effects on the crew. Astroskin resembles a standard polyester workout shirt. The technology is based on its commercially available Hexoskin and represents a step forward for spaceflight monitoring. Underneath the fabric, two cardiac electrodes crossing the chest and waist analyze vital signs. The portability and wireless nature of the Astroskin provides the means for the crew to engage in a wide variety of activities while being monitored—and for a longer length of time.” tests 1

Versions of this Hardware
+ Bio_Monitor _Astroskin