Stress to rest 26 April 2013
Stress to rest 26 April 2013 On Sunday, ESA’s bedrest volunteers began lying down for their second three-week session with their heads angled below the horizontal to help research the effects of weightlessness on the human body.
Measuring skull pressure without the headache19 December 2012
Measuring skull pressure without the headache19 December 2012 Space research has developed a new way of measuring the pressure inside your skull using simple sound waves from headphones. The device is an effective early-warning system for patients recovering from head injury or brain surgery.
Six degrees of inclination04 December 2012
Six degrees of inclination04 December 2012 Stay in a tilted bed for weeks with your head at the lower end and your body starts to change as if it were ageing prematurely or living in space. Twelve volunteers in ESA’s bedrest study are enduring the testing experience.
Get some rest12 November 2012
Get some rest12 November 2012 Why are 12 volunteers about to spend 21 days in bed, lying with their heads tilted below the horizontal? Their experience will help to understand and address changes in astronauts’ bodies in space as well as in bedridden people on Earth.
What are bedrest studies?10 May 2012
What are bedrest studies?10 May 2012 Bedrest studies offer scientists a way to see how the human body adapts to weightlessness. They allow researchers to test techniques to counteract the negative effects of living in space. The results benefit people on Earth – many negative effects of...
Why bedrest studies?10 May 2012
Why bedrest studies?10 May 2012 Preparing for spaceflight is no easy task. Sending people into space is expensive and dangerous while the effects of living beyond the pull of gravity are not fully understood. Space agencies need to research the effects of living in space on the huma...