A wearable device that monitors astronauts’ spine in realtime.
In zero gravity, astronauts’ spine stretches, causing serious health problems and risks during long-term missions. How can you monitor this phenomenon?
A stand-alone wearable device that measures astronauts’ spinal elongation in real-time. The system consists of two adhesive electrodes, one of which hosts a circular board with customized extensometer and Bluetooth and Ultra Wide Band communication.
The European Space Agency, in collaboration with MIT and Dainese, develops a suit to contrast spinal elongation occurring to astronauts. Matteo is invited to King’s College London to design a custom device, compact and easy to install, to measure the phenomenon in real-time.
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