NASA Spinoff Database: Blood Pressure Control

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 1992
Reference Number: JSC-SO-93
Category: Health And Medicine
Origin: Developed for Cardiovascular Studies of Astronauts

Engineering Development Lab., Inc.'s E-2000 Neck Baro Reflex System was developed for cardiovascular studies of astronauts. It is regularly used on Space Shuttle Missions, and a parallel version has been developed as a research tool to facilitate studies of blood pressure reflex controls in patients with congestive heart failure, diabetes, etc. An advanced version, the PPC-1000, was developed in 1991, and the technology has been refined substantially. The PPC provides an accurate means of generating pressure for a broad array of laboratory applications. An improved version, the E2010 Barosystem, is anticipated.

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