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Development of a Virtual Reality System to Assess the Impact on Eletric Muscular Activation of Athletes in Simulation of Hypogravitiy

Development of Model for Extraction, Trasformation, Loading and Visualization of Physiological Data during Microgravity Simulation



Development of a Virtual Reality System to Assess the Impact on Eletric Muscular Activation of Athletes in Simulation of Hypogravitiy

About

Space flights induce important physiological changes to the crew’s muscle health, and psycho-emotional complaints are also a reality. Despite this, plans to further explore the solar system are still underway. Virtual reality has shown great potential to exert a positive impact on individuals’ physiological, psychological, and rehabilitation outcomes compared to traditional exercise. The objective of this project is to evaluate the impact of the use of virtual reality on the electrical muscle activation of athletes and sedentary people while walking on an antigravity treadmill, which simulates hypogravity. This project will be carried out in collaboration with the University of Lisbon and will be submitted for analysis by the University’s Research Ethics Committee. It is intended to develop a virtual reality system that can impact the gait of volunteers, during thesimulation of martian and lunar hypogravity. Young, healthy adults between 20 and 40 years old will be evaluated. It is expected that the virtual reality system, to be developed,can be implemented in different contexts of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. In addition will be associated with physical exercise and thus alleviate physical and emotional health issues, both on Earth and in the space environment.  

Team

Kallana Louise

Researcher

Juliana Herbert

Supervisor

Thais Russomano

Joint Supervisor

Nelson Vinagre

Joint Supervisor

Yann Dihl

Collaborator


Development of Model for Extraction, Trasformation, Loading and Visualization of Physiological Data during Microgravity Simulation

Team

Robson Ruiz

Researcher

Juliana Herbert

Supervisor

Thais Russomano

Joint Supervisor

Raluca Papacocea

Collaborator

About

The present project is part of a multi-centric study, carried out by the Center for Aerospace Medicine Studies, located in Lisbon, Portugal, by the Center for Space Research and in Extreme Environments of UFCSPA, located in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and by the Center of Innovation and E-Health at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, located in Bucharest, Romania. This research aims to analyze cardiac and neurological data resulting from microgravity simulations, which are important to verify the impacts of microgravity on humans and to make discoveries in terrestrial medicine and other related areas. Therefore, a data extract, transform, load and visualization model will be developed in the present work, so that the data analysis is more effective, considering that the data resulting from the simulations are complex and, for this reason, they consume a significant amount of time to be analyzed.