...to use an "amusing" title for the article.
eg "Nasa conducts "horizontal jogging" experiment, claims it is all a simulation :^D
NASA boffins have developed a curious new method of simulating the effects of exercise on astronauts in weightless conditions. They plan to conduct Earth-based trials on human test subjects suspended horizontally in mid-air while running on a vertical treadmill. "These studies are a key component of our research into how we …
A couple of bungee cords hooked into your waistband, could then be hooked to the treadmill to simulate gravity, could someone tell me how to apply for a research grant, I could split it between this artificial gravity and the sexy party drinking projects.
Paris cause surely her knickers will be on bungee cords
Looks to me like he could lay down and fall asleep, and then sometime later in a vivid dream, start locomoting like he was sleepwalking. Fun!!
Or else it's a new way of relaxing while jogging... a couch potato's dream!
Think about this. If one was really in microgravity (space) and tied 20 pound oxygen bottles to his legs and arms, the inertia of them during exercise would give him a lot more exercise. Just as long as they don't fly off and go thru an instrument panel!
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The alter g is interesting but not much use for what they are testing. "removes all the normal, longitudinal forces experienced by the body in normal gravity"
Although you wouldn't want to eat to many beans before using one, Increase the pressure in the dome and you wouldn't get much of a workout at all
Hum...I recall seeing this same rig in NASA publicity photos and some Space Camp photos from the 60s and 70s. Perhaps the "new" part is simply the use of computers to even out the experience.
I am not sure that it would be easy to ignore the pull of gravity down from one's back, though, so it is hardly a "great" simulation. Still, it would be interesting to give it a try and find out.
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