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K-State Today Student Edition

November 25, 2013



Engineers design spacesuit tools, biomedical sensors to keep astronauts healthy

By Communications and Marketing

Kansas State University researchers are improving astronauts' outerwear for outer space.

The collaborative team -- which includes electrical and computer engineering professors and more than a dozen students -- envisions a future spacesuit that could monitor astronauts' health and use body heat to power electronics. By working with a model spacesuit, the engineers are exploring how wearable medical sensors can be used in future space missions to keep astronauts healthy.