Ear-Monitoring Device Acts As A First Line Of Defense For Astronauts

Ear-Monitoring Device Acts As A First Line Of Defense For Astronauts
Design

The Canaria ear piece could monitor astronauts in space consistently throughout their mission

Zack Palm
  • 21 august 2017

A new safety device named the Canaria could get worn by astronauts to monitor their vital signs while in space.

The Canaria gets worn by the astronaut in the same fashion if they were to use a hearing aid, wrapping around the outside of the wearer’s ear. From that location, the device monitors the wearer’s vital signs, oxygen levels in their blood, fatigue levels, and detects abnormal levels of carbon dioxide in the immediate area. A wireless charging battery was installed into the device to allow astronauts to constantly wear it during their mission.

Future models will have other patches to detect different gases and other vital signs for use in other fields of work, including emergency response and medical personnel supervising patients in a hospital.

Canaria

A new safety device named the Canaria could get worn by astronauts to monitor their vital signs while in space.

The Canaria gets worn by the astronaut in the same fashion if they were to use a hearing aid, wrapping around the outside of the wearer’s ear. From that location, the device monitors the wearer’s vital signs, oxygen levels in their blood, fatigue levels, and detects abnormal levels of carbon dioxide in the immediate area. A wireless charging battery was installed into the device to allow astronauts to constantly wear it during their mission.

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