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Document ID (ISN)108962
CIS number 08-1369
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Meck J.V, Buccello-Stout R.R., Warren L.E.
Title The NASA Flight Analog Project: Head-down bed rest studies
Bibliographic information May 2009, Vol.80. No.5 (Section II: Supplement), whole issue (65p.) Illus. Bibl.ref.
Abstract Whole supplement of the major aerospace medicine journal, devoted to the physiological and psychological effects of long-term space travel involving situations of low or no gravity, as simulated by volunteers spending 60-90 days in a bed-rest position on a bed inclined -6░ relative to the horizontal (under normal conditions of gravity). The study measured the effects of this simulation on: vital signs and fluid balance; nutritional status; the bones; the cardiovascular system; immune status, latent viral reactivation and stress; postural reflexes, balance control and functional mobility; behavioural and psychological issues; cognitive functioning.
Descriptors (primary) space travel; lying posture
Descriptors (secondary) cardiovascular system; cognitive performance; bones; gravity; nutrition; human factors; skeleton; immunobiological changes; sense of balance; human experiments; stress factors; psychological effects; mental health
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) New technologies
Physiology, ergonomics
Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Nutrition
Space travel
Work posture