Comprehensive visual field test & diagnosis system in support of astronaut health and performance

Wolfgang Fink, Jonathan B. Clark, Garrett E. Reisman, Mark A. Tarbell

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Abstract

Long duration spaceflight, permanent human presence on the Moon, and future human missions to Mars will require autonomous medical care to address both expected and unexpected risks. An integrated non-invasive visual field test & diagnosis system is presented for the identification, characterization, and automated classification of visual field defects caused by the spaceflight environment. This system will support the onboard medical provider and astronauts on space missions with an innovative, non-invasive, accurate, sensitive, and fast visual field test. It includes a database for examination data, and a software package for automated visual field analysis and diagnosis. The system will be used to detect and diagnose conditions affecting the visual field, while in space and on Earth, permitting the timely application of therapeutic countermeasures before astronaut health or performance are impaired. State-of-the-art perimetry devices are bulky, thereby precluding application in a spaceflight setting. In contrast, the visual field test & diagnosis system requires only a touchscreen-equipped computer or touchpad device, which may already be in use for other purposes (i.e., no additional payload), and custom software. The system has application in routine astronaut assessment (Clinical Status Exam), pre-, in-, and post-flight monitoring, and astronaut selection. It is deployable in operational space environments, such as aboard the International Space Station or during future missions to or permanent presence on the Moon and Mars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2013 - Big Sky, MT, United States
Duration: Mar 2 2013Mar 9 2013

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Other2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2013
CountryUnited States
CityBig Sky, MT
Period3/2/133/9/13

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astronauts
field tests
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Space stations
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computer programs
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support systems
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aerospace environments
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Fink, W., Clark, J. B., Reisman, G. E., & Tarbell, M. A. (2013). Comprehensive visual field test & diagnosis system in support of astronaut health and performance. In IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings [6497367] https://doi.org/10.1109/AERO.2013.6497367

Comprehensive visual field test & diagnosis system in support of astronaut health and performance. / Fink, Wolfgang; Clark, Jonathan B.; Reisman, Garrett E.; Tarbell, Mark A.

IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings. 2013. 6497367.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Fink, W, Clark, JB, Reisman, GE & Tarbell, MA 2013, Comprehensive visual field test & diagnosis system in support of astronaut health and performance. in IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings., 6497367, 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2013, Big Sky, MT, United States, 3/2/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/AERO.2013.6497367
Fink, Wolfgang ; Clark, Jonathan B. ; Reisman, Garrett E. ; Tarbell, Mark A. / Comprehensive visual field test & diagnosis system in support of astronaut health and performance. IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings. 2013.
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