Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

group

Daytona Beach

Authors' Class Standing

Marielle Lenehan, Senior Taylor Stroup, Senior Mackenzie Thomas, Junior Jack Macleod, Junior

Lead Presenter's Name

Marielle Lenehan

Lead Presenter's College

DB College of Engineering

Faculty Mentor Name

Erik Seedhouse

Abstract

Astronauts may need to perform Basic Life Support (BLS) on a crewmember, which consists of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and External Chest Compressions (ECC). In an emergency, astronauts will not have time to remove their spacesuits or let their heart rates return to their resting conditions, and would have to perform CPR while already physically exerted. This investigation aims to evaluate the effect of physical exertion on rescuer performance as they perform ECCs over 6 minutes while wearing a commercially available spacesuit supplied by Final Frontier Design.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark, SURF, Research Abroad, Student Internal Grants, or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

Yes, Ignite Grant

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Project ESCPe - Evaluating Spacesuit CPR Performance

Astronauts may need to perform Basic Life Support (BLS) on a crewmember, which consists of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and External Chest Compressions (ECC). In an emergency, astronauts will not have time to remove their spacesuits or let their heart rates return to their resting conditions, and would have to perform CPR while already physically exerted. This investigation aims to evaluate the effect of physical exertion on rescuer performance as they perform ECCs over 6 minutes while wearing a commercially available spacesuit supplied by Final Frontier Design.

 

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