LEAP Technology stretch sensors going into space!

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristtoforetti

It was from September 2014 to March 2016  that a bunch of LEAP Technology sensors went into space. In a cooperation between NASA and the Italian Space Agency (ASI), University of Ferrara in Italy developed a system that had the purpose of "studying how blood returns to the heart from the brain through veins in an astronaut’s neck. This can help scientists better understand the mechanisms that ensure proper blood flow in microgravity. ISS Crewmembers report a variety of neurological symptoms that may be related to changes in this blood flow. The project also studies how blood flow changes in response to crewmember schedules in space, which do not follow the typical day-night schedule of most humans on Earth."

The system went to the International Space Station (ISS) where it was used by ESA astronauts, including Italian astronaut Samantha Cristtoforetti. 

This was a very interesting project and we are very proud to be suppliers of stretch sensors for it!

Learn more about the project right here: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/explorer/Investigation.html?#id=1143