Spacesuits and EVA Gloves Evolution and Future Trends of Extravehicular Activity Gloves

@inproceedings{Mousavi2011SpacesuitsAE,
  title={Spacesuits and EVA Gloves Evolution and Future Trends of Extravehicular Activity Gloves},
  author={M. Mousavi and Elisa Paola Ambrosio and Silvia Appendino and Fai Chen Chen and Alain Favetto and Diego Manfredi and Francesco Pescarmona and Aurelio Som{\`a}},
  year={2011}
}
The total time of Extravehicular Activity (EVA) performed by astronauts has increased significantly during the past few years. On the other hand, the bulk and stiffness of the suit itself and in particular of the gloves generate some difficulties for the astronauts to perform their tasks in space. Therefore, it is necessary to improve the EVA glove technology for future needs. Since a lack of categorized information for those who want to improve EVA gloves is evident, in this work a survey on… 

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