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Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring in Microgravity, Phase II (Arterial Stiffness)

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Noninvasive Hemodynamic Monitoring in Microgravity, Phase II (Arterial Stiffness)
Early detection of cardiovascular changes is of prime importance for assessing astronaut health in space on short and long term missions. Current technologies (echocardiography, ICG) remain complex for routine use. Therefore, a novel non-invasive ballistocardiograph (BCG) based pulse wave velocity (PWV) system is proposed to monitor for cardiovascular deconditioning. This PWV system is suited for both terrestrial and space use. Testing in reduced gravity will provide vital information to relate future microgravity measurements to existing ground studies.

This work is related to T0051-P Non-Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring in Microgravity. More »

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