Gap A6: Develop pre-flight, in-flight, and post-flight evaluations to determine if VO2 standards are met.
Last Published:  03/29/18 08:54:54 AM (Central)
Responsible Element: Human Health Countermeasures (HHC)
Status: Open
Description


Initial State:
International Space Station crew members perform submaximal aerobic periodic fitness evaluations  in orbit, however, tests are currently not performed with the specific intention to access aerobic fitness readiness for tasks during missions. The goal of filling this gap is the development of a reliable test(s) that can be performed both before a mission and during critical times during a mission (e.g. before a high workload EVA or prior to landing). The test would be aimed directly at determining if established aerobic fitness standards (see gap A4) are being met. Just as aerobic fitness standards are expected to be design reference mission (DRM)-specific , in-flight evaluations protocols and hardware may be DRM specific as well due to limitations in available equipment during any particular exploration mission.

 


Interim Stages:

Validation of alternative test protocol(s) against functional task performance.
Identification of new or existing ground and in-flight exercise hardware that is compatible with tests.


Approach:
Human-in-the-loop testing.



Target for Closure
Identification of simple hardware and protocols that produced validated aerobic fitness data.
Mappings
Risk Risk of Reduced Physical Performance Capabilities Due to Reduced Aerobic Capacity
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