Task Integrated Endurance and Resistance Exercise Countermeasures Using a Gravity Independent Training Device (Completed)
Last Published:  11/23/20 11:55:12 AM (Central)
Short Title: Adams-Flywheel
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
Collaborating Org(s):
National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)
Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
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Aims:

Extended space flight as well as existence on the Moon and Mars will require exercise equipment and training protocols designed to maintain physical fitness and general health. Studies will investigate protocols designed to maintain both cardiovascular and musculoskeletal fitness using a gravity independent multi-mode exercise device (M-MED), which has been identified by NASA as potential flight hardware. M-MED can provide either high resistance strength- or low resistance endurance-mode exercises.  Followup studies on exersize protocol may include bed rest studies and evaluation on ISS.

The specific aims of this study are to:

  1. Determine effectiveness of the M-MED on measures of muscle strength and aerobic capacity under normal weight bearing conditions.
  2. Determine effectiveness of the M-MED on measures of muscle strength and aerobic capacity during skeletal muscle unloading.
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