A user friendly goggles-like head-mounted device equipped with a suite of instruments for several non-invasive and quantitative medical evaluation of the eye, skin, and brain is desired for monitoring the health of astronauts during space travel and exploration of neighboring and distant planets. Real-time non-invasive evaluation of the different structures within the above organs can provide indices of the health of not just these organs, but the entire body. The techniques such as dynamic light scattering (for the early detection of uveitis, cholesterol levels, cataract, changes in the vitreous and possibly Alzheimer's disease), corneal autofluorescence (to assess extracellular matrix biology e.g., in diabetes), optical activity measurements (of anterior ocular fluid to evaluate blood-glucose levels), laser Doppler velocimetry (to assess retinal, optic nerve, and choroidal blood flow), reflectometry/oximetry (for assessing ocular and central nervous system oxygen metabolism), optical coherence tomography (to determine retinal tissue microstructure) and possibly scanning laser technology (for intraocular tissue imaging and scanning) will be integrated into this compact device. Skin sensors will also be mounted on the portion of the device in contact with the periocular region. This will enable monitoring of body temperature, EEG, and electrolyte status. This device will monitor astronaut health during long-duration space travel by detecting aberrations from pre-established "norms", enabling prompt diagnosis and possibly the initiation of early preventative/curative therapy. The non-invasive nature of the device technologies permits frequent repetition of tests, enabling real-time complete crew health monitoring. This device may ultimately be useful in tele-medicine to bring modern healthcare to under-served areas on Earth as well as in so-called "advanced" care settings (e.g. diabetes in the USA).
Monitoring Astronaut Health Through the Eye / R. R., Ansari; B. S., Singh; Rovati, Luigi; F., Docchio; J., Sebag. - STAMPA. - (2000), pp. 1-21. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Proc. of Bio-astronautics, Nanospace 2000 tenutosi a Houston, TX nel January 24, 2000.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Titolo:||Monitoring Astronaut Health Through the Eye|
|Autore/i:||R. R., Ansari; B. S., Singh; Rovati, Luigi; F., Docchio; J., Sebag|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-0034469603|
|Nome del convegno:||Proc. of Bio-astronautics, Nanospace 2000|
|Luogo del convegno:||Houston, TX|
|Data del convegno:||January 24, 2000|
|Citazione:||Monitoring Astronaut Health Through the Eye / R. R., Ansari; B. S., Singh; Rovati, Luigi; F., Docchio; J., Sebag. - STAMPA. - (2000), pp. 1-21. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Proc. of Bio-astronautics, Nanospace 2000 tenutosi a Houston, TX nel January 24, 2000.|
|Tipologia||Relazione in Atti di Convegno|
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