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Isolation Chamber Studies

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Experiments in hermetic chambers with crew isolation simulate effects of long-term spaceflight, such as sensory deprivation, monotony, confinement, social deprivation, and controlled artificial environment, to study their influence on crew members’ behavior, activity, psychophysiological state, and interactions.

Chamber studies allow:

  • Implementation of complicated inflight research protocol and equipment testing for a particular space expedition (e.g., HUBES-94)

  • Examining phenomena discovered in spaceflights in more detail and with the most advanced methods (e.g., ECOPSY and SFINCSS)

  • Simulating important possible features of future missions (e.g., MARS-500)

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Gushin, V. (2021). Isolation Chamber Studies. In: Young, L.R., Sutton, J.P. (eds) Handbook of Bioastronautics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12191-8_140

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