Friday, November 05, 2010

Will NASA endorse tech-suits?

Taking a cue from progressive swimmers, NASA is about to test a tech-suit or what MIT calls a, gravity loading countermeasure skinsuit, that astronauts would wear to prevent bone loss.

Space travelers lose 1%-to-2% of bone in their legs for every month they are in space. These tech suits which don't look nearly as a effective as a blueseventy or a Jaked are suppose to prevent all that.

The TYR Tracer Light with all it's seams is definitely an option as well.

From Trendhunter:

Designed by MIT, the Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit essentially acts as an elastic band, compressing the body lengthwise so that the shoulders pull down towards the feet. By doing so, researchers believe it will replicate Earth’s gravity effects. Although still in its testing stages, the results look promising thus far.

From CNN:

"... MIT isn't the first group to think of a gravity-replicating suit. The "Penguin Suit," made by the Russian space program, is in use at the international space station now, according to the report. That suit uses bungee cords and a leather belt to create tension on a person's skeleton. The cords connect from the belt to the shoulders and also down to the feet and calves..."


TedBaker said...

Tech suits belong in technologically intensive environments, like space capsules, not swimming pools.

Tony Austin said...

Since both environments share a low or no gravity component, I am thinking gravity loading countermeasure skinsuits belong in the pool too as well. :-P

Brodie said...

I second the blueseventy: sized down, that suit sure offered vertical compression. And they're probably cheaper.

The only swimming pools that aren't "technologically intensive environments" are green.

Anonymous said...

that's a nice swimming pool equipment! Looks good :)

Aimee said...

Very nice idea. Swimmers that will wear those gear must undergo a swim training for triathlete for more secure swimming experience. Good luck!