Assessment of the Efficiency of the Use of Telemedicine Technologies On-Board ISS (BIMS) - 08.20.14

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BIMS evaluates the skin and mucous membranes to see if there are changes over long-duration space missions. The cosmonauts will use video and digital photography to capture areas of skin, gums, nasal passages and the ear canal.

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Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)

  • I B. Goncharov, M.D., Institute of Medical and Biological Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences (IMBP RAS), Russia

  • Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
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    Developer(s)
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    Sponsoring Space Agency
    Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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    Research Benefits
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    ISS Expedition Duration
    October 2007 - September 2010

    Expeditions Assigned
    16,21/22,23/24

    Previous ISS Missions
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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview
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    Description
    Assessment of efficiency in using telemedical technologies for getting information from ISS RS crews for medical support of human space flights and information support of life science flight studies. Conduct of several experimental sessions onboard ISS RS for filming Russian cosmonauts' dermal integument and mucous membrane.

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    Applications

    Space Applications
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    Earth Applications
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    Operations

    Operational Requirements
    Kit TBK-1 (telemedical onboard kit) containing: secondary power supply unit, image capture device, otoscope, cover and cable set. Onboard computer for medical support of Model IBM Think PAD A31p-RSE Med.

    Operational Protocols
    The following examinations are carried out during the experimental session: study of small skin sites; otorhinolaryngologic examinations (examination of external acoustic meatus, tympanic membranes, examination of nasal passages); and stomatologic examination of gums and teeth. Video data is recorder on hard disk of computer RSE-Med and copied to PCMCIA memory card, which will be returned to the ground upon completion of the Expedition.

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    Results/More Information

    Project implementation will enable to enhance an efficiency in medical monitoring of human space flights, add to practice of medical support advanced methods and technologies for transmission of real-time information and standardize information support of life science studies onboard the ISS RS.

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    Ground Based Results Publications

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    ISS Patents

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    Related Publications

      Grigoriev AI, Orlov OI.  Telemedicine and spaceflight. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine. 2002; 73: 688-693.

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    Related Websites
    Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

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    Imagery