Keyword: Ergonomics

Briefs: Wearables
The suit can be controlled with a double tap to the chest or via an app.
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Articles: Motion Control
Smart electric actuators not only enable fine position adjustments, but they also provide real-time feedback on the extent of those adjustments.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Between walking and running, human gaits can cover a wide range of speeds; for example, at low speeds, the metabolic rate of walking is lower than that of running in a slow jog....

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Back pain is inevitable with constrained posture over a number of hours. Permanent damage such as premature spine wear is not uncommon in people who do not adopt proper ergonomic...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Interest in wearable electronics for continuous, long-term health and performance monitoring is rapidly increasing. The reduction in power levels consumed by sensors and electronic...

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Briefs: Medical
Algorithm Measures Range of Motion and Applies Eccentric and Concentric Loads DuringExercise

Microprocessor-controlled exercise equipment that uses a servomotor has the capability to adjust the applied resistive load based on position, velocity, and acceleration. One method of applying the resistive load consists of applying a greater...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

Researchers at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC), in collaboration with General Motors (GM) and Oceaneering, have designed a state-of-the-art, highly dexterous, humanoid robot: Robonaut 2 (R2)....

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Briefs: Aerospace

Innovators at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have developed a novel footpedal-operated system and device to control movement of an object in three-dimensional (3D) space. The system enables...

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Articles: Automotive

In the beginning, safety outweighed comfort in spacecraft designs for human space travel. Capsules like Gemini and Apollo were small, and most of the flight activities were performed...

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Briefs: Electronics & Computers

On medium- to long- duration human spaceflight missions, latency in communications from Earth could reduce efficiency or hinder local operations, control, and monitoring of the various...

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Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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3D Ultrasonic Neuronavigation System for Image-Guided Brain Surgery Ajay Mahajan

Southern Illinois University...

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Application Briefs: Transportation
IS-1200 inertial-optical motion tracker InterSense
Bedford, MA

NASA’s Langley Research Center has awarded...

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Briefs: Physical Sciences

Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology comprises organic thin films that, when placed between two conductors, can serve as a display. This technology requires very...

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Briefs: Information Technology
Work-Measurement and Methods-Analysis Studies of the OPF

Two reports describe early phases of continuing studies directed toward the selection and adaptation of industrial work-measurement and methods-analysis procedures for application to the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) at Kennedy Space Center. These studies were prompted by a need to...