Gap Medical-201: We need to characterize the resource “costs” associated with each relevant exploration medical capability.
Last Published:  07/30/21 01:05:31 PM (Central)
Responsible Element: Exploration Medical Capability (ExMC)
Status: Open
Description

State of Knowledge: Although medical care on the International Space Station in Low Earth Orbit is already significantly constrained in comparison to terrestrial medical care, exploration missions will face even greater constraints with respect to available human system, mission, and vehicle resources. Therefore, the inclusion of any capability in an exploration medical system will be associated with quantifiable resource “costs” (such as mass, power, volume, data, etc.) and resource “costs” that are difficult to measure (such as knowledge, skills, abilities, crew autonomy, training, etc.). Each capability must have these resource “costs” identified and quantified before it can be considered for inclusion in an exploration medical system.

Approach:

Identify and define all relevant resource “costs” and constraints for human spaceflight exploration missions
Create a traceable process for the quantification of difficult to measure resource “costs”
Assess each exploration medical capability with respect its required resources and their associated resource “costs” as defined above

Target for Closure
1. Resource “costs” definitions document
2. A medical evidence database that captures all relevant medical capabilities with mappings to their resources and associated resource “costs”
Mappings
Risk Risk of Adverse Health Outcomes and Decrements in Performance Due to Medical Conditions that occur in Mission, as well as Long Term Health Outcomes Due to Mission Exposures
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