Task Quantification of In-flight Physical Changes - Anthropometry and Neutral Body Posture (NBP) (Completed)
Last Published:  11/23/20 11:55:12 AM (Central)
Short Title: Body Measures
Responsible HRP Element: Human Factors and Behavioral Performance
Collaborating Org(s):
Anthropometry & Biomechanics Facility (ABF)
Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
Procurement Mechanism(s):
  1. To quantify microgravity effects on body measurements, including lengths, breadths, widths, circumferences, and joint angles of astronauts exposed to microgravity in an unsuited condition, 
  2. To determine if and how the neutral body posture (NBP) is influenced by changes in body size/shape and microgravity effects.

This study increased our knowledge by quantifying how the body’s size and shape changes due to spaceflight. This study also revealed how NBP can change after specific types of movements. The data obtained from this study can be used in design and verification of suite, vehicle, and habitat design.

This study contributed towards the gap closure of HAB-02 by identifying the human physical changes (body size, body shape, and NBP) that occur during a mission.

Integration - Collaborating with the Extravehicular Activity Office