Portable system to monitor astronaut ocular health and the development of the VIIP Syndrome

Wolfgang Fink, David C. Hilmers, Mark A. Tarbell

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3 Scopus citations


We propose to utilize a previously developed, deployed, and clinically tested comprehensive visual field test and diagnosis system to investigate the relationship between intracranial pressure (ICP) and intraocular pressure (IOP) elevations that occur during long-term space travel and visual field loss. Recent data describing this phenomenon, now called the Visual Impairment/Intracranial Pressure (VIIP) Syndrome raise concerns that it could impact the visual health of astronauts both during long-duration space travel, potentially causing an impact to the mission, and after flight, causing significant morbidity. A non-invasive, easily-deployable, user-friendly visual field test system can provide early detection of changes in vision in flight as well as a screening and research tool to help develop countermeasures to prevent/alleviate this problem and to identify at-risk astronauts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781479916221
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Big Sky, MT, United States
Duration: Mar 1 2014Mar 8 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1095-323X


Other2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Sky, MT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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