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Motion sickness symptoms during jumping exercise on a short-arm centrifuge

Frett, Timo and Green, David Andrew and Arz, Michael and Noppe, Alexandra and Petrat, Guido and Kramer, Andreas and Kümmel, Jakob and Tegtbur, Uwe and Jordan, Jens (2020) Motion sickness symptoms during jumping exercise on a short-arm centrifuge. PLoS One, 15 (6), e0234361. Public Library of Science (PLoS). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0234361. ISSN 1932-6203.

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Artificial gravity elicited through short-arm human centrifugation combined with physical exercise, such as jumping, is promising in maintaining health and performance during space travel. However, motion sickness symptoms could limit the tolerability of the approach. Therefore, we determined the feasibility and tolerability, particularly occurrence of motion sickness symptoms, during reactive jumping exercises on a short-arm centrifuge. In 15 healthy men, we assessed motion sickness induced by jumping exercises during short-arm centrifugation at constant +1Gz or randomized variable +0.5, +0.75, +1, +1.25 and +1.5 Gz along the body axis referenced to center of mass. Jumping in the upright position served as control intervention. Test sessions were conducted on separate days in a randomized and cross-over fashion. All participants tolerated jumping exercises against terrestrial gravity and on the short-arm centrifuge during 1 Gz or variable Gz at the center of mass without disabling motion sickness symptoms. While head movements markedly differed, motion sickness scores were only modestly increased with jumping on the short-arm centrifuge compared with vertical jumps. Our study demonstrates that repetitive jumping exercises are feasible and tolerable during short-arm centrifugation. Since jumping exercises maintain muscle and bone mass, our study enables further development of exercise countermeasures in artificial gravity.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/135462/
Document Type:Article
Title:Motion sickness symptoms during jumping exercise on a short-arm centrifuge
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Frett, TimoUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5572-1177UNSPECIFIED
Arz, MichaelInstitute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Linder Hoehe, Cologne, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Petrat, GuidoDLR, Institut für Luft- und Raumfahrtmedizin, Abteilung BIOUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kramer, AndreasNeuromechanics Research Group, Sport Sciences, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kümmel, JakobUniversity of KonstanzUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Tegtbur, UweInstitute of Sports Medicine, Hannover Medical School, 30625 Hannover, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jordan, JensUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4518-0706UNSPECIFIED
Date:12 June 2020
Journal or Publication Title:PLoS One
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:e0234361
Publisher:Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Keywords:Jumping, Centrifugation, Centrifuges, Exercise, Motion, Sports and exercise medicine, Velocity, Strength training
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Operationelle Forschung Kurzarmzentrifuge (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine
Deposited By: Frett, Timo
Deposited On:23 Jul 2020 10:21
Last Modified:24 Oct 2023 14:36

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