tetris-expedionally-technologically-radical-instrumental-suitWe aim to design a suit, that monitors the astronaut's physical state and environment and supports him in accomplishing his tasks. As of now the suit integrates finger probes, a heartbeat/pulse sensor and a helmet mounted camera, that are connected to and managed by a central unit - a RaspberryPi. The RaspberryPI will also be the uplink to mission ops to receive astronaut's status as well as instructions and information to and from the astronaut to support his mission.
This project is solving the Space Wearables: Fashion Designer to Astronauts challenge. Description
TETRIS (Terran Expeditionary Technologically Radical Instrumental Suit) is designing a suit, aimed for use by astronauts in space, which will make the astronaut's work easier and safer to perform. It achieves this by embedding many of the new technologies being released in the recent years into the suit itself in order to: - monitor the astronaut's life signs and condition via biometric sensors, such as a galvanic sensor for emotions, pulse sensor for the heart rate - allow simple integrated communication via a shoulder mounted camera and microphone - display biometric information to user via projected HUD - take simple electrical readings (when testing/diagnosing equipment) via embedded measurement tools (threaded conductive fabric in gloves) These hardware devices all interface with a RaspberryPi, being used as a central control unit in our design, as well the transceiver for all wireless communications between the astronaut and their remote operations control room.
Further ideas to be implemented include: - puncture prevention in vital suit areas via a synthetic gel layer - calcium level detection for bone density deterioration - prediction of maximally permissible time until there is a high risk of kidney-stones and osteoporosis - alert wearer to internal and external dangers via projected HUD and audio interface - retractable optic fibre camera in suit sleeve for secondary video feed
Conceptual ideas not implemented here, but to develop for inclusion: - kinetic barrier/layer to absorb small incoming physical dangers
The TETRIS team is subdivided into skills groups, with members collectively focusing on (depending on skill base): - software implementation - hardware integration - prototype/concept visual design - social networking and collaboration - presentation of solution
License: GNU General Public License version 2.0 (GPL-2.0)
Source Code/Project URL: https://github.com/TetrisGroup/spaceapps
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