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Effect of Gravity on Human Locomotion

Research project PX/8/LP/29 (Research action PX)


Persons :

  • Prof.  HEGLUND Norman - Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)
    Coordinator of the project
    Financed belgian partner
    Duration: 1/8/2006-31/7/2008

Description :

The goal is to develop and evaluate an exercise device that can imitate the mechanics of earth-bound locomotion in space, in an effort to reduce the muscle and bone loss taking place during extended weightlessness.

Satellite(s) or flight opportunity(ies):

- Parabolic Flights


Field of research:

Life Science: Countermeasures


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