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Medical advances by NASA in Space that benefit Earth

NASA has some of the best scientists and engineers in the world that are challenged to develop manned and unmanned exploration systems that can travel in deep space searching for an answer to “What is out there” while stretching our capabilities to beyond the limits of our imagination.

There are numerous by-products from that research and development that benefits us here on Earth and Medical is one of the most important areas served. Let’s take a look at some of the amazing discoveries that have improved our lives with regard to health.

Click on the image below to start an incredible slideshow of developments of which you were probably never aware came from NASA:

Shown here is the Portable Unit for Metabolic Analysis that was designed to measure the health and fitness of astronauts in space by monitoring their metabolism. This device takes multiple measurements per breath while allowing astronauts to roam about a spacecraft. It weighs less than two pounds and transmits wireless data in real time. NASA Glenn facility in California was the developer of this device which ensures the health and safety of astronauts as well as their performance in space. Radiation and weightlessness can affect the body in so many ways such as loss of bone and muscle, getting cataracts, renal stones, cancer and experiencing vertigo and more. Muscles and heart can weaken. NASA has developed routines of exercise, protective gear and tries to limit the duration of missions where possible. This device, which monitors flow rate, oxygen and carbon dioxide during respiration, can benefit elite athletes and improve rehab techniques for heart attack patients on Earth by improving endurance testing.(Image courtesy of NASA)

Shown here is the Portable Unit for Metabolic Analysis that was designed to measure the health and fitness of astronauts in space by monitoring their metabolism. This device takes multiple measurements per breath while allowing astronauts to roam about a spacecraft. It weighs less than two pounds and transmits wireless data in real time. NASA Glenn facility in California was the developer of this device which ensures the health and safety of astronauts as well as their performance in space. Radiation and weightlessness can affect the body in so many ways such as loss of bone and muscle, getting cataracts, renal stones, cancer and experiencing vertigo and more. Muscles and heart can weaken. NASA has developed routines of exercise, protective gear and tries to limit the duration of missions where possible. This device, which monitors flow rate, oxygen and carbon dioxide during respiration, can benefit elite athletes and improve rehab techniques for heart attack patients on Earth by improving endurance testing.(Image courtesy of NASA)

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