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Artificial Gravity

Author : Gilles Clément
ISBN : 9780387707143
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book reviews the principle and rationale for using artificial gravity during space missions, and describes the current options proposed, including a short-radius centrifuge contained within a spacecraft. Experts provide recommendations on the research needed to assess whether or not short-radius centrifuge workouts can help limit deconditioning of physiological systems. Many detailed illustrations are included.

Sensorimotor Control And Learning

Author : James Tresilian
ISBN : 9781137005113
Genre : Medical
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Sensorimotor Control and Learning is a groundbreaking text that provides a uniquely integrated treatment of sensory and motor processes, reflecting the latest research trends in both neuromotor control and the perceptual sciences. Richly illustrated and written in a clear and concise manner, the book emphasizes the intimate links between sensory and motor processes, providing an integrated view of perception and action. Features of the book: • Emphasis on the multidisciplinary nature of the subject, which makes the text useful for a wide variety of readers • A rigorous and thorough account of how motor behaviors are controlled, coordinated, and changed • Numerous real-world examples relating to everyday experience • The latest research in the field, including a unique introductory treatment of control theory • Boxes highlighting and explaining more than 100 key terms, definitions and concepts throughout the text • Essential background material on neuroscience, biomechanics and engineering, making it a self-contained book for students • Over 600 high-quality illustrations by the author Sensorimotor Control and Learning is an indispensable resource for students of kinesiology and psychology, as well as students of other disciplines such as human factors, biomedical engineering, physiotherapy, and the neurosciences. James Tresilian is Head of the Department of Psychology at Warwick University, UK. He is also Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He has taught motor learning, behavioral neuroscience and classical mechanics to students of kinesiology, psychology, biological sciences and physiotherapy.

Fundamentals Of Space Medicine

Author : Gilles Clément
ISBN : 1441999051
Genre : Science
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Investigations in space have led to fundamental discoveries of the human body to the space environment. Gilles Clément has conducted extensive research in this field. This readable text presents the findings from the life science experiments conducted during and after space missions. About 1200 human space flights have been completed to date, including more than 500 astronauts from various countries, for a combined total presence in space of about 90 years. The first edition of this title was published in 2005 (written in 2003 – 2004), and new data is now available from crewmembers participating in long-duration flights on board the International Space Station (ISS). The number of astronauts who have spent six months in orbit has doubled since 2004. On board the ISS, the astronauts use newly developed pharmaceutical countermeasure for bone loss (such as biophosphonates) and state-of-the-art exercise resistive devices against muscle atrophy and cardiovascular deterioration. The ISS life support systems now use advanced closed-loop systems for meeting the needs of a 6-person crew, including recycling urine to water. Some of these new technologies have potential spin-offs for medical (i.e., sedentary life style, obesity) and environmental issues here on Earth. And finally, there are new space research opportunities with the Orion space vehicle that will soon replace the Space Shuttle, the Moon, and Mars space exploration program that is slowly but surely taking shape, and the space tourism sector that has become a reality. The focus on this edition is the ISS, Orion and planetary exploration, and space tourism. This edition also includes more than 20% new material, along with photographs, data, and video clips for Springer Extras!

Space Tethers And Space Elevators

Author : Michel van Pelt
ISBN : 9780387765563
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Michel van Pelt explains for the first time the principle of space tethers: what they are and how they can be used in space. He introduces non-technical space enthusiasts to the various possibilities and feasibility of space tethers including the technological challenges and potential benefits. He illustrates how, because of their inherent simplicity, space tethers have the potential to make space travel much cheaper, while ongoing advances in tether material technology may make even seemingly far-fetched ideas a reality in the not too distant future.

The Architecture Of Artificial Gravity Environments For Long Duration Space Habitation

Author : Theodore Wayne Hall
ISBN : UOM:39015032751508
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Space Psychology And Psychiatry

Author : Nick Kanas
ISBN : 1402067704
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The first edition of this book was voted Winner of the 2004 International Academy of Astronautics Life Sciences Award. The second edition deals with psychological, psychiatric, and psychosocial issues that affect people who live and work in space. Unlike other books that focus on anecdotal reports and ground-based simulation studies, this book emphasizes the findings from psychological research conducted during actual space missions. Both authors have been active in such research.

United States Civilian Space Programs 1958 1978

Author : Marcia S. Smith
ISBN : UCAL:B4265497
Genre : Astronautics and state
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