Task DEFERRED: EVA Health and Human Performance Benchmarking Study
Last Published:  07/31/19 10:05:33 AM (Central)
Short Title: DEFERRED: EVA Benchmarking
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
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Funding Status: Active - Currently funded and in progress
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This task has been deferred and will resume when determined appropriate.

Phase 1: EVA Health & Human Performance Benchmarking Protocol Development & Validation: Use 1-g testing in shirtsleeve and MkIII to identify the tasks, methods, and metrics (including biomechanical, physiological, cognitive, neurovestibular, and biochemical) that will be used during subsequent 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.