Cortivision enters new research cooperation
We are happy to announce our new cooperation between Cortivision and Axiom Space – an American privately funded space infrastructure developer headquartered in Houston, Texas. We will together develop research opportunities of conducting fNIRS experiments on in space.
The end of the 2022 seems to have just entered a cosmic level as we will strive to be the first fNIRS used outside our planet. Cooperation between Cortivision and Axiom Space is supposed to support research planned within the Nebula Project of the Axiom Ax-2 Mission.
The Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2) astronauts are part of the latest class of space pioneers and Axiom Space’s next crew to expand access to the International Space Station (ISS) and low-Earth orbit. Aboard the orbiting laboratory, the four-person, multinational crew will conduct extensive research, investigate novel technologies, and engage with audiences around the world as champions of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. Their efforts will continue to lay the groundwork and establish the key capabilities needed to build out and operate Axiom Station, the world’s first commercial space station.
-as written on the home page of the mission.
Among 20 different experiments we will strive to find out how the brain activity changes in ISS conditions using our Photon Cap C20 fNIRS. It is safe, portable and relatively resistant to electromagnetic interference or motion artifacts. This is why it is often considered a promising technology for use in extreme environmental conditions such as space flight. Using fNIRS, researchers can potentially monitor changes in neural activity in astronauts’ brains, which may help to better understand the impact of spaceflight on cognitive and neurological functions.
What is Nebula Project? Why Cortivision cooperates with Axiom Space?
Nebula human research biosamples and biodata in collaboration with Nebula Research & Development Company, Keele University, and Weill Cornell Medicine
This portfolio of projects will look at how humans adapt and respond to spaceflight to better understand human physiology in microgravity, which will contribute to our understanding of how to keep humans healthy in space. Projects utilizing novel neuroscience tools include measuring blood flow to the brain and the brain’s electrical activity, assessing intracranial pressure by non-invasive assessment of the pupil of the eye, and monitoring changes in the optic nerve over time. Improved monitoring of neurological health may help make spaceflight safer in the future and allow for the development of rapid, non-invasive monitoring, as well as early interventions and the development of countermeasures. Blood and bio-sample specimens will also be taken to examine multi-omic biomarkers related to spaceflight and also to map changes in the length, structure, and epigenetics of chromosomes and telomeres.
We believe that all these impactful scientific research will help expand knowledge to benefit life on Earth in areas such as healthcare, materials, technology development, and enable industrial advances. Well.. perhaphs not only on Earth 😉
We hope to give you more information soon. If you wish to know more about Axiom Space, please visit their website: here.