Health from Space Research: Austrian Accomplishments by Austrian Society for Aerospace Medicine (ASM)Health from Space Research: Austrian Accomplishments by Austrian Society for Aerospace Medicine (ASM)

Health from Space Research: Austrian Accomplishments

EditorAustrian Society for Aerospace Medicine (ASM)

Paperback | October 7, 1992

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Space physiology and space medicine are fairly recent sciences, born of the desire to launch man into space and bring him safely back again. Weightlessness and cosmic radiation - conditions which can neither be adequately simulated nor reproduced on earth - are on the other hand used as research tools for medical experiments, in particular in the fields of neurophysiology, internal medicine as well as genetics and radiation dosimetry. The newly established Austrian Society for Aerospace Medicine provides a basis for multidisciplinary approaches to spaceflight biomedical research. Diagnostic, prognostic and elective, operational and preventive measures can be fostered by activities of the Society. In October 1991 the first Austrian was launched into orbital flight and fulfilled an ambitious scientific program which was dominated by life science experiments in the areas of cardiovascular medicine, fluid-electrolyte research, neurophysiology, endocrinology, genetics, and radiation biology. The results from these experiments, presented in this book, will help to improve the management of biomedical problems in daily life.
Title:Health from Space Research: Austrian AccomplishmentsFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 7, 1992Publisher:Springer ViennaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3211824138

ISBN - 13:9783211824139

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Table of Contents

Acceptance-, Qualification- and Delivery Procedures for AUSTROMIR' 91 Hardware.- Countdown for AUSTROMIR.- AUDIMIR - Directional Hearing at Microgravity.- Bodyfluids.- COGIMIR - How to Measure Cognitive Functions in Space.- DOSIMIR - Radiation Measurements Inside the Soviet Space Station MIR.- Experiment MIKROVIB - Investigation of Tremors in Microgravity.- Experiment MIRGEN.- Eye, Head and Arm Coordination and Spinal Reflexes in Weightlessness - MONIMIR Experiment.- Development and Implementation of the MOTOMIR Experiment on the MIR Space Station.- OPTOVERT - Vertical Optokinetic Stimulation Used to Examine Central Orientational Processes.- Cardiovascular Monitoring in Microgravity - The experiments PULSTRANS and SLEEP.- List of First Autors.