0-g Climbing - A different approach to micro-gravity countermeasures

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dc.contributor.author Nilsson, R en
dc.contributor.author Tsantoula, E en
dc.contributor.author Tsantoulas, K en
dc.contributor.author Nilsson, T en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:49:41Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:49:41Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/34690
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dc.subject.other Microgravity en
dc.subject.other Psychology computing en
dc.subject.other Space applications en
dc.subject.other Space flight en
dc.subject.other 0-g climbing en
dc.subject.other Astronauts en
dc.subject.other Indoors sport-climbing en
dc.subject.other Mental aspects en
dc.subject.other Patient treatment en
dc.title 0-g Climbing - A different approach to micro-gravity countermeasures en
heal.type conferenceItem en
heal.publicationDate 2004 en
heal.abstract 0-g Climbing is a new concept for exercise in microgravity, derived from indoors sport-climbing. The concept can bring new dimensions to astronauts' daily workout through unique possibilities to actually move forward, interact with the surroundings and work towards goals in the physical environment. The concept is based on a new and comprehensive approach to microgravity countermeasures. 0-g climbing is aimed at expanding the concept of exercise in space by including psychological and mental aspects, making exercise a valuable tool for coping with the high demanding space environment and long-term confinement. After being fully developed on the International Space Station it can be used on long-duration interplanetary space missions like the Mission to Mars. Depending on the circumstances, 0-g Climbing can take place on already existing surfaces and/or deployable surfaces. While it is a large-scale activity the necessary equipment is both lightweight and compact. Furthermore the equipment is simple, robust and easy to maintain, which is particularly important on long-duration exploration missions. The concept has been tested, both under water and in a parabolic flight arranged by the European Space Agency. The experiment, called 0-g Climbing Experiment, was a pilot study and the first attempt to put theory into practice. Its main purpose was to evaluate the basic principles of 0-g Climbing, but also to understand how it feels, physically and mentally. 0-g Climbing was tested by several individuals, including one astronaut. The strongest impression from the experiment was how close it came to real climbing. The climbing felt natural despite large loads (up to bodyweight) and mentally it was both fun and challenging. en
heal.journalName International Astronautical Federation - 55th International Astronautical Congress 2004 en
dc.identifier.volume 3 en
dc.identifier.spage 1633 en
dc.identifier.epage 1641 en

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