Print Email Facebook Twitter A compact body mass measuring device for space flight applications Title A compact body mass measuring device for space flight applications Author Pistecky, P.V. van Beek, H.F. Klinkhamer, J.F.F. Brèchignac, F. Publication year 1992 Abstract During spaceflights, it is important to measure an astronaut's body mass ('weight'), both for investigating the influence of the space environment on the human body and for monitoring the physical (health) condition of the astronaut. This paper reports the development of a mass measuring device that is compact, user friendly, and has an absolute measuring accuracy better than 60 gram. The measurement accuracy turns out to be restricted by the way a human body is configured by nature and not by the instrument itself, that has an accuracy much better than required. Subject AccelerationAstronautsBody Mass IndexBody WeightEquipment and SuppliesEquipment DesignSpace FlightSpacecraftWeightlessness To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:0562493f-d71c-4598-84c6-2351cd8d3af2 TNO identifier 231976 ISSN 0273-1177 Source Advances in Space Research, 12 (1), 259-262 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.