France’s space agency CNES with space medicine specialists MEDES have developed a personal assistant for astronauts to use via a tablet called EveryWear. ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet was the first to use it during his six-month Proxima mission.
The EveryWear app aims to offer one interface for a variety of health-related tasks – both medical and research. EveryWear combines input from three wearable sensors: a tonometer to record how Thomas’s arteries react to weightlessness; a smart shirt that records his electrocardiogram during exercise and a patch (shown here) that records Thomas’s skin temperature to monitor his sleep patterns in space.
With EveryWear astronauts can also simply take a photo to scan the bar code of a food item before eating – the app will record the calories and provide a nutritional assessment.
EveryWear also offers support for experiments, such as AquaPad, that are being tried as a new way to ensure water on the Space Station is not contaminated.