human centrifuge


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human centrifuge

A device that accommodates a human subject being rotated while suspended from a long arm. It is used to investigate the ability of subjects to withstand positive gravitational forces.
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Young said a human centrifuge aboard a Mars-bound spacecraft would help keep an astronaut in shape over the many months it would take to get to the Red Planet.
ETC, the world leader in High Performance Human Centrifuge design and manufacture, has provided Aircrew Training Systems and Flight Trainers to military and civil agencies worldwide since the mid-1980's.
Human centrifuges and flight simulators of this quality, however, are rare, Bown said.
The United States Air Force achieved an unprecedented milestone, training their 30,000th student in the G-LAB high performance human centrifuge on January 14, 2009.
At the hub of the NASTAR Center's extensive and unique capabilities is an Authentic Tactical Flight Simulator, the ATFS-400, an advanced human centrifuge which realistically replicates, with real-time G-force feedback, the flight profile of many aircraft, including an F18 or an A380, as well as private space launch vehicles.
Strategic benefits of the ATFS-400B at ETC's NASTAR Center include continually advancing ATFS technology, allowing potential customers to see the latest technology before they make a purchase decision, and offering customers a fully factory tested High Performance Human Centrifuge, thereby eliminating purchase risk.
Bill Paloski, lead scientist for the Artificial Gravity Project, said, "Volunteers in the artificial gravity studies can help us turn science fiction into reality by spinning around in our human centrifuge each day during bed rest to help us determine the best prescription to use for gravity replacement therapy.
This initiative positions ETC as the world's premier High Performance Human Centrifuge and full-fidelity tactical flight simulator manufacturer.
Over the past twelve years, ETC has developed and manufactured the G-FET II, a project that has produced the world's most advanced high-performance human centrifuge.

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