Centrifuge studies have been used for decades by space medicine researchers to examine the effects of hyper-gravity and also by fighter pilots as a training tool to expose their bodies to the G-forces experienced. The centrifuge causes a G-force in the direction of the feet that multiplies the G force on Earth (1 G) several times. This study will help to determine the optimal G-force, rotational speed and position of rotation to allow participants to be able to determine the optimal period of time with the associated negative aspects of hyper-gravity minimised.
This study will involve 3 visits to DLR – one medical checkup followed by two centrifuge runs, one in August and the other in September.
Each experimental day will last 4-hours with various non-invasive cardiovascular and brain measurements. Blood samples will be taken 7 times during the experiment. The centrifuge run itself will consist of a repeated 5-minute spinning phase at a maximum G-level of 3G followed by a 15-minute rest phase.
Cardiac ultrasound will also be performed requiring visible access to the chestto contact the skin and image the heart.
Participation in both centrifuge experiments is required in order to receive payment.
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute of Aerospace Medicine
The StABLE study will consist of 3 visits to DLR. The first visit will include a medical check-up and centrifuge certification. After this they will participate in two centrifuge sessions (4-hours each).
Period of study:
1st-14th August 2014 and 1st-14th September 2014
Payment : 200,00 Euro
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