Space: space medicine, micro gee effects, smart medical systems
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Space Applications

Title:  Near-infrared brain imaging for space medicine

Abstract:  The major goals of this project are (1) to develop and test near-infrared brain imaging techniques for use in identifying conditions associated with poor adaptation to the spaceflight environment, including sleep deprivation, thereby providing the first measure and/or countermeasure platform for central nervous system problems during spaceflight, and (2) to develop an intelligent system for autonomous multi-sensor integration and interpretation.

Title:  Diffuse optical imaging of intracranial pressure changes

Abstract:  Extreme headaches are a relatively common occurrence during spaceflight, but there is presently no available way to evaluate whether the pain is a simple headache or might be related to the more serious condition of altered intracranial pressure. In this project, we are applying a spaceflight-adaptable technology (near-infrared imaging) to the non-invasive detection of hemodynamic sequelae to intracranial pressure increases.

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