Task EVA Health and Human Performance Benchmarking Study (Completed)
Last Published:  07/30/21 01:05:34 PM (Central)
Short Title: EVA Benchmarking
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
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Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
Procurement Mechanism(s):

This task was deferred and then descoped to the modified aims below which were then completed.


Phase 1: EVA Health & Human Performance Benchmarking Protocol Development & Validation: Use 1-g testing in shirtsleeve and MkIII  Used datamining from previous studies to identify the tasks, methods, and metrics (including biomechanical, physiological, cognitive, neurovestibular, and biochemical) that will  could be used during subsequent in future benchmarking.; quantify measurement reliability.

[Phase 1b: NBL Protocol Validation: Leverage existing funding from EVA Management Office (XX) to develop an IRB-approved NBL-version of the EVA Health & Human Performance Benchmarking Protocol]   

Phase 2: Use selected tasks, methods, and metrics from Phase 1 to conduct a study using the Active Response Gravity Offload System (ARGOS) to compare the EMU, MkIII, and Z2 spacesuits and a shirtsleeve baseline. Establish and compare performance benchmarks for current EVA suits and characterize differences in human performance benchmarking measures associated with different suit system design parameters.