The "Space Cycle" Self Powered Human Centrifuge: a proposed countermeasure for prolonged human spaceflight.

@article{Kreitenberg1998TheC,
  title={The "Space Cycle" Self Powered Human Centrifuge: a proposed countermeasure for prolonged human spaceflight.},
  author={Art Kreitenberg and Kenneth M. Baldwin and James P Bagian and Shelia R. Cotten and Jeff Witmer and Vincent J. Caiozzo},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={66-72}
}
The Self Powered Human Centrifuge, or Space Cycle, is a countermeasure to the adverse physiologic effects of prolonged human exposure to spaceflight microgravity. This unique device simultaneously provides exercise, impact loading and gravity analogous acceleration to emulate conditions on Earth. One or two crewmembers pedal themselves about a shaft mounted to the space craft located "above" their heads. This creates a short arm centrifuge with a head-to-toe acceleration orientation. The… CONTINUE READING
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