Task Gross Motor Control Countermeasure Development - Bedrest (TBD)
Last Published:  11/23/20 11:55:12 AM (Central)
Short Title: Gross Motor Control CM Development - Bedrest
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
Collaborating Org(s):
Behavioral Health & Performance (BHP) Element
Funding Status: Planned-Funded - Task expected to be within budget
Procurement Mechanism(s):

Use six degrees head-down bed rest to test countermeasures against long-term unloading effects on the sensorimotor system related to spaceflight. The bed rest platform will include a directed study conducted by a core NASA team to test effects on post-bed rest sensorimotor performance of an integrated countermeasure suite. This suite is currently planned to consist of in-bed rest use of 1) an exploration type exercise device equipment, and 2) balance training (plate).

Additional bed rest arms will be added for selected proposals from an NRA for testing of other sensorimotor countermeasures or mitigation procedures.