NASA’s Human Research Program is funding two proposals led by Dr. Ana Diaz Artiles to study the effects of altered gravity on bimanual coordination and cardiovascular and ocular health.
Her first proposal looks at uncovering the effects of altered gravity on bimanual coordination by having subjects complete a series of tasks during parabolic flight.
The second looks at the health of subjects who experience altered gravity, specifically concerning ocular and cardiovascular changes that have been associated with
spaceflight. This is investigated by tilting subjects at different angles on a tilt table and using a device to generate negative pressure on lower parts of the body.
While different in method, both research projects look to solve complex problems associated with human health and performance during spaceflight.
Dr. Ana Diaz-Artiles
- Assistant Professor