Mayo Clinic Researchers to Study if Hands-Free Camera in Space Can Monitor Vital Signs

Friday, August 24, 2018

Astronauts intermittently monitor their vital signs in space for experiments, partly because continuous monitoring requires multiple contact points on the body and the use of cumbersome batteries. Now, researchers at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus are studying a device to be launched into space that is designed to use a small, inexpensive camera fitted with specialized software.