“Medical and Human Applications of Astronaut Training Techniques”
These activities were initiated
in 1995, with the first experiments of Buoyancy EVAs for myopathic children.
When the Doctors were involved, during the following years, the original interest
for mobility progressively moved to reeducation. Now, Dr Cochet's regular activity
has allowed partial gravity walk and other motions which will be showed in a
film. In 2005, a PhD was launched, dealing with the global dynamic modelling
of equilibrium in internal ear. This lead on one hand to reeducation protocols
and ZeroG experiments, and on the other hand to the cooperation (2008) with
MIT for integrated simulation. It is also necessary to note that some handicapped
people involved in these R&D projects were also invited to participate in
space training activities such as aerobatic flights, para-dive and experiments in arctic sites for long flight preparations. These activities will also be shown.