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Foot Pressure Device May Stamp Out Muscle Loss; Research To Aid Astronauts Also Could Help Bed-Ridden Patients On Earth

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October 9, 2002
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University Of Houston
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These boots weren't made for walkin', but "space boots" under development at the University of Houston may help astronauts stay healthy and readjust more quickly to walking again on terra firma.

HOUSTON, Oct. 7, 2002 – These boots weren't made for walkin', but "space boots" under development at the University of Houston may help astronauts stay healthy and readjust more quickly to walking again on terra firma. UH researchers have developed technology that could help combat the loss of muscle mass, strength and coordination experienced by astronauts during long-duration stints in microgravity. The system also may have earth-bound applications in rehabilitation therapy for bed-ridden patients.


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University Of Houston. "Foot Pressure Device May Stamp Out Muscle Loss; Research To Aid Astronauts Also Could Help Bed-Ridden Patients On Earth." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 October 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/10/021008065506.htm>.
University Of Houston. (2002, October 9). Foot Pressure Device May Stamp Out Muscle Loss; Research To Aid Astronauts Also Could Help Bed-Ridden Patients On Earth. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 25, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/10/021008065506.htm
University Of Houston. "Foot Pressure Device May Stamp Out Muscle Loss; Research To Aid Astronauts Also Could Help Bed-Ridden Patients On Earth." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/10/021008065506.htm (accessed April 25, 2014).

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