The primary application for NASA would be to use the ZGMMD within the LSG on board the ISS. However this device could be integrated with future payloads to provide the ability to autonomously measure the mass of objects. Integrating a device such as the ZGMMD, would increase scientific significance and data collection, while reducing necessary crew intervention for measuring mass of low mass objects.
Potential non-NASA applications are limited because the proposed device is most useful in zero G environments; however there is some potential for use with commercial zero G flights. Should commercial spaceflight ever become common, private researchers may desire mass measurements during a time of no gravity. The measurement of the mass of an object is one of the most common measurements taken in scientific fields. ZGMMD would be available for future research needs.