Task ON HOLD: Biomechanical Analyses of Resistance Exercise Using the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (Ferrigno)
Last Published:  11/23/20 11:55:12 AM (Central)
Short Title: ARED Kinematics
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
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Funding Status: Active - Currently funded and in progress
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Crewmembers perform resistance exercise on the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED). There have been no biomechanical analyses of ARED exercise during inflight operations. Ground- and flight-based biomechanical analyses of ARED resistance exercise will be performed to improve kinematic modeling of differences between various gravitational conditions as well as identify the types of exercises in flight that will have the best loading profiles to protect bone and muscle strength.

The specific aims of this study are to: 

  1. Using motion capture and ground reaction force data,  quantify the joint loading that occurs during resistance exercise using the ARED.
  2. Use ground and in flight data to understand kinematic differences between ground and flight exercise to help optimize exercise prescriptions.

Integration/Unique Aspects: HRP funding JSC Co-I time
HRP responsible for ARED force plate functionality
ESA funding all other aspects