Last Published:  07/31/19 10:05:30 AM (Central)
Responsible Element: Human Health Countermeasures (HHC)
Status: Open
Description
Initial State of Gap: Sensorimotor disturbances associated with adaptation to space flight and readaptation to gravitational environments lead to disruption in the ability to perform tasks critical for mission success. No countermeasures exist that enhance the ability of crewmembers to adapt to different gravitational transitions.

Target for Gap Closure: Provide and verify a single, integrated, interdisciplinary operational system capable of providing sensorimotor (as defined in SM2.1), muscle (as defined by Muscle Risk), and aerobic training (as defined by Aerobic Risk) resulting in mitigation of in- and post-spaceflight sensorimotor dysfunction such that crewmembers meet the Fitness-for-Duty Sensorimotor Standards as defined in the NASA SPACE FLIGHT HUMAN SYSTEM STANDARD VOLUME 1: CREW HEALTH during all phases of the mission.

Interim steps:
1.Review information gathered as tasks are completed under sensorimotor gaps SM2.1, SM6.7, SM7.1, SM24, SM26 and SM27.
2.Conduct ground studies to develop and verify a sensorimotor adaptability training system to facilitate adaptation to gravitational transitions.
3.Conduct flight studies to develop and verify a sensorimotor adaptability training system to facilitate adaptation to gravitational transitions.
4.Develop and verify an integrated sensorimotor, resistance and cardiovascular training system for operational use.
5.Transition to Operations.

Approach: Develop a countermeasure system that can be used facilitate adaptation to gravitational transitions, including sensorimotor adaptability training, sensory augmentation, and sensory substitution and integrate that with the current inflight exercise protocol to create an interdisciplinary countermeasure suite.
Target for Closure
Provide and verify a single, integrated, interdisciplinary operational system capable of providing sensorimotor (as defined in SM2.1), muscle (as defined by Muscle Risk), and aerobic training (as defined by Aerobic Risk) resulting in mitigation of in- and post-spaceflight sensorimotor dysfunction such that crewmembers meet the Fitness-for-Duty Sensorimotor Standards as defined in the NASA SPACE FLIGHT HUMAN SYSTEM STANDARD VOLUME 1: CREW HEALTH during all phases of the mission. 
Mappings
Risk Risk of Impaired Control of Spacecraft/Associated Systems and Decreased Mobility Due to Vestibular/Sensorimotor Alterations Associated with Spaceflight
Risk Risk of Adverse Cognitive or Behavioral Conditions and Psychiatric Disorders
You are here! Gap CBS-SM28: Develop a sensorimotor countermeasure system integrated with current exercise modalities to mitigate performance decrements during and after spaceflight.
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