MR imaging of hand microcirculation as a potential tool for space glove testing and design

Trista A. Niemann, Christine H. Lorenz, Steven W. Peterson, Alvin M. Strauss

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Abstract

The task of evaluating and designing space gloves requires accurate biomechanical characterization of the hand. The availability of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has created new opportunities for in vivo analysis of physiological phenomena such as the relationship between circulation and fatigue. An MR imaging technique originally proposed to quantitatively evaluate cerebral perfusion has been modified to evaluate the capillary microcirculation in hand muscles. An experimental protocol was developed to acquire perfusion-weighted images in the hand before and after various levels of exercise. Preliminary results on the feasibility of applying the MR imaging technique to the study of microcirculation and fatigue in the hand are presented. The potential of this method for space glove testing and design is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSAE Technical Papers
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International Conference on Environmental Systems - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 15 1991Jul 18 1991

Other

Other21st International Conference on Environmental Systems
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period7/15/917/18/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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