SOLEUS: Ankle Foot Orthosis for Space Countermeasure with Immersive Virtual Reality

  • Pierre Letier
  • Guillaume Fau
  • Uwe Mittag
  • Jochen Zange
  • Joern Rittweger
  • Moonki Jung
  • Jo McIntyre
  • Arnaud Runge
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 16)

Abstract

This paper presents the SOLEUS project, which aims to design innovative countermeasure for astronauts in space, based on the development of an active foot orthosis and immersive virtual reality technologies. The paper introduces the problematics of space countermeasure and describes the expected benefits of the proposed technology. It provides details on the system architecture, components and the simulation tool that has been used to support the design process. Finally, the scientific evaluation strategy for the validation of the system is introduced.

Keywords

Virtual Reality Scientific Evaluation Immersive Virtual Reality Oculus Rift Affect Body Part 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

This study if funded by ESA in the framework of a Technology Research program (contract No. 4000112181/14/NL/RA) entitled “Integrated Countermeasures with Biofeedback and Actuators”.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Letier
    • 1
  • Guillaume Fau
    • 1
  • Uwe Mittag
    • 2
  • Jochen Zange
    • 2
  • Joern Rittweger
    • 2
    • 3
  • Moonki Jung
    • 4
  • Jo McIntyre
    • 5
  • Arnaud Runge
    • 6
  1. 1.Space Applications ServicesZaventemBelgium
  2. 2.Institute of Aerospace MedicineGerman Aerospace Center DLRCologneGermany
  3. 3.Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent MedicineUniversity of CologneCologneGermany
  4. 4.Anybody Technology A/SAalborgDenmark
  5. 5.TecnaliaDerioSpain
  6. 6.TEC-MMGEuropean Space AgencyNoordwijkThe Netherlands

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