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Integrated Medical Model (IMM)

Completed Technology Project

Project Introduction

The IMM project was funded from 1 October 2005 to 31 January 2011, at which point the IMM transitioned to an operational tool used by the International Space Station Program to update evacuation and loss of life risk estimates due crew medical events. During the course of development, validation, and transition to operations, both the model data inputs and outputs have aided a broad set of users address in-flight mission and crew health risks, science portfolio allocations, emergency return scenarios, crew training, and in-flight medical system capabilities. Three key tools created by the IMM Project increase SLSD knowledge management, research, and operational capabilities: 1) IMM Central Library - The IMM Central Library houses all citations and references used to form the clinical basis for each medical condition represented in the IMM. This central library creates the foundation for the SLSD Enterprise-wide Library Solution; 2) IMM Database - The IMM Database is accessible by the SLSD science and clinical operations community. Custom-designed reports can be tailored for each user while automatic notifications will ensure they are aware of the latest additions or alternations; and 3) IMM - The evidence-based, analytic representation of in-flight crew health risk -- in the context of a specific mission and crew profile -- provides an unprecedented capability to communicate clinical risk in engineering-centric programs. The IMM also provides an objective foundation for mission planning dialogue based on evidence and all available relevant data sources. More »

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This is a historic project that was completed before the creation of TechPort on October 1, 2012. Available data has been included. This record may contain less data than currently active projects.