Modeling and simulation for space medicine operations: Preliminary requirements considered

David L Dawson, Roger D. Billica, P. Vernon McDonald

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Abstract

The NASA Space Medicine program is now developing plans for more extensive use of high-fidelity medical simulation systems. The use of simulation is seen as means to more effectively use the limited time available for astronaut medical training. Training systems should be adaptable for use in a variety of training environments, including classrooms or laboratories, space vehicle mockups, analog environments, and in microgravity. Modeling and simulation can also provide the space medicine development program a mechanism for evaluation of other medical technologies under operationally realistic conditions. Systems and procedures need preflight verification with ground-based testing. Traditionally, component testing has been accomplished, but practical means for 'human in the loop' verification of patient care systems have been lacking. Medical modeling and simulation technology offer potential means to accomplish such validation work. Initial considerations in the development of functional requirements and design standards for simulation systems for space medicine are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages106-112
Number of pages7
Volume81
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference: Outer Space, Inner Space, Virtual Space, MMVR 2001 - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2001Jan 27 2001

Other

Other2001 Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference: Outer Space, Inner Space, Virtual Space, MMVR 2001
CountryUnited States
CityNewport Beach, CA
Period1/24/011/27/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Dawson, D. L., Billica, R. D., & McDonald, P. V. (2001). Modeling and simulation for space medicine operations: Preliminary requirements considered. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 81, pp. 106-112) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-925-7-106