The use of an extended ventilation tube as a countermeasure for EVA-associated upper extremity medical issues

@inproceedings{Jones2008TheUO,
  title={The use of an extended ventilation tube as a countermeasure for EVA-associated upper extremity medical issues},
  author={Jeffrey A. Jones and Richard Benson Hoffman and Daniel Aaron Buckland and Craig M. Harvey and Charles Kent Bowen and Cynthia Hudy and Suzanne Strauss and Joseph D. Novak and Michael L. Gernhardt},
  year={2008}
}
Abstract Introduction : Onycholysis due to repetitive activity in the space suit glove during Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) training and during spaceflight extravehicular activity (EVA) is a common observation. Moisture accumulates in gloves during EVA task performance and may contribute to the development of pain and damage to the fingernails experienced by many astronauts. The study evaluated the use of a long ventilation tube to determine if improved gas circulation into the hand area… CONTINUE READING