When Space meets Health14 November 2016
When Space meets Health14 November 2016 Human health has always benefited from cutting edge technologies so how does the space sector and its technological achievements add in this regard? Last week's “Space meets Health” gathering provided some answers.
Automating sample testing thanks to space 06 October 2016
Automating sample testing thanks to space 06 October 2016 A miniaturised biotech unit developed for the International Space Station is improving medical diagnoses on Earth with affordable automation of small-scale diagnostics.
New bedrest adventure adds artificial gravity02 February 2016
New bedrest adventure adds artificial gravity02 February 2016 The human body is made for living on Earth – take away the constant pull of gravity and muscles and bones begin to waste away. Living in space is hard on astronauts and ways must be found to keep them fit and safe.
Long-distance ultrasound: made for astronauts, now reaching hospitals12 February 2016 Patients in regional French hospitals are now being examined remotely using long-distance ultrasound technology that was originally developed for astronauts in space.
Skin and muscle26 June 2015
Skin and muscle26 June 2015 Astronauts have been known to grow by up to 7 cm as their spines lengthen in weightlessness. As a result, many suffer from backache during their missions. ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen was the first to evaluate in space a new suit designed to combat...