Looking for an expert in how reduced gravity impacts the human body to talk with the middle robotics team I coach

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Looking for an expert in how reduced gravity impacts the human body to talk with the middle robotics team I coach

Postby gt0163c » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:09 pm

Do we have anyone here professionally involved (or otherwise an expert) in space medicine, particularly the impacts of reduced gravity on the physical body?

I coach a middle school (ages 10-14) robotics team which competes in the FIRST Lego League. As part of the competition the team has to identify a physical or social problem humans encounter during long duration space travel within our solar system, propose a unique and innovative solution and share it with others (including, ideally professionals who will benefit from the solution). My team has chosen to focus on the problem of muscle and bone loss in microgravity and are working on a solution involving creating a garment which would provide resistance to movement (think strategically attached bungie cords).

I'm hoping to find someone my team could interact with, ask questions, share their ideas, etc. Face-to-face would be awesome but probably a long shot. Skype would be cool. Teleconference, email, smoke signals, trained messenger ferret...we're pretty much open to anything.
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