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Skinsuit Kings College
- Title Skinsuit Kings College
- Released 10/01/2014 2:22 pm
- Copyright Kings College London, Centre for Human Aerospace Physiological Sciences
Students from Kings College London, UK, wearing the 'Skinsuit' as subjects for a functional evaluation study.
Floating in space, astronauts’ bodies adapt to weightlessness in ways that are not always wanted. Bone and muscle waste away as they have less work to do without gravity.
The Skinsuit is a tailor-made overall with a bi-directional weave specially designed to counteract the lack of gravity by squeezing the body from the shoulders to the feet with a similar force to that felt on Earth.
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