Abdomen-high elastic gradient compression garments during post-spaceflight stand tests.

@article{Stenger2013AbdomenhighEG,
  title={Abdomen-high elastic gradient compression garments during post-spaceflight stand tests.},
  author={Michael B. Stenger and Stuart M. C. Lee and Christian M. Westby and L. Christine Ribeiro and Tiffany R. Phillips and David S. Martin and Steven H. Platts},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={84 5},
  pages={459-66}
}
UNLABELLED Space Shuttle astronauts wore an inflatable antigravity suit during reentry and landing, and astronauts and cosmonauts wear an elastic-compression garment (with lacing) during Soyuz re-entry and landings and in the first few days of recovery. However, neither garment is an ideal countermeasure to spaceflight-induced orthostatic intolerance. Our laboratory has been investigating an elastic graded compression garment (GCG) that applies graduated pressures from the feet to the abdomen… CONTINUE READING