· station iPad (provided by NASA)OBJECTIVES
· biometric smartshirt
The smartshirt is an intelligent t-shirt allowing the collection of ECG data and actimetry monitoring. ECG sensors are embedded in the garment fibers and activity monitoring is performed via accelerometer in the smarsthirt gateway. During data collection, the crew wears the smartshirt and the gateway is inserted in a small pocket of the smartshirt. The gateway transmits real time data to the iPad application using Bluetooth Low Energy connection. The gateway is powered by a Lithium-Ion battery (3.7V, 320mAh, 1.2Wh) and contains the Bluetooth antenna.
· biometric patch
The Biometric Patch is a wireless sensor allowing assessment of body temperature and levels of physical activity. The sensor is applied on the subject chest or forearm using Medical Tape. The patch contains a Bluetooth antenna to communicate real time data to the iPad application and a soldered rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The Biometric Patch is recharged by the Biometric Patch Base, in which a 9V alkaline battery is inserted. For the full data transfer to the iPad application, the Biometric Patch can be set on the Base and the Base directly connected to the iPad using the lightning port. The cable is soldered to the Biometric Base.
· self-applied tonometer sensor (sponsored by ESA/EAC in collaboration with INSERM)
The Tonometer is a finger worn sensor able to record the pulse wave of the crew member. The recording is done using a piezoelectric technology. During data collection, the Tonometer is connected to the iPad using the lightning port and the data are transmitted to the iPad application. The cable is soldered to the Tonometer.
- science experiments,The application promises to be a huge time-saver as it records and transmits data from as many experiments as possible.
- biomedical support and
- technology demonstrations.
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Figure 1: EveryWear overview.
Figure 2: EveryWear´s Biometric patch. Credits: ESA/NASA-Thomas Pesquet
Figure 3: Thomas Pesquet using EveryWear´s tonemeter. Credits: ESA/NASA-Thomas Pesquet In this photo, EveryWear was used by ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet as a ´tonometer´ to measure his arteries while a patch was recording his temperature to monitor my sleeping patterns. Thomas Pesquest was the first astronaut to test the application.
Figure 4: EveryWear´s smartshirt kit. Credits: ESA/NASA-Thomas Pesquet
Figure 5: EveryWear is combining input from three wearable sensors, one of which is a tonometer to record how Thomas’s arteries react to weightlessness. Credits: CNES-E. Grimault
Figure 6: ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli using the EveryWear software on the ISS during his six-month Vita mission. EveryWear is an iPad-based application that collects physiology and medical data from astronauts on the ISS. It is connected to wearable biomedical sensors that record exercise, heart rate and sleep quality. Its main use is as a food diary. The astronaut simply scans the barcode of the food with the built-in tablet camera, classify it as breakfast, lunch dinner or snack, and add how water was consumed. The crew can also add food by tapping on a specific product. The app comes loaded with a database containing all the food on the Space Station, both in English and in Russian. If something is not listed yet, there is an option to take a picture. An added value of the tool is that it connects the astronaut with nutrition experts on Earth, some 400 km below. Ground teams receive the information and can suggest the best combination of meals for a healthy stay in orbit. In addition to the weekly expert advice, the app delivers automated nutrition reports for astronauts to monitor their daily intake and check the recommended dose. The focus is on calories, protein, water, carbohydrates, fat, sodium, calcium, iron and potassium.