Garmin Fénix® 7 smartwatches have been selected to play a crucial role in the upcoming Polaris Dawn space mission. These will provide very precise data, 24/24, relating to the health of the members of the crew, in order to study the impact of space travel on the human body.

Garmin conquering space with the Fénix® 7


During this 5-day mission, during which the spacecraft will take off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, using SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch vehicle, researchers will monitor live and collect biometric data from crew members, including the heart rate, pulse oximetry and sleep patterns, all from a single battery charge.

« Garmin is honored to have the chance to participate in this exciting study, which will help better understand how the human body adapts to the rigors of spaceflight. says Dan Bartel, vice president of international sales at Garmin. " The exceptional battery life of our smartwatches will allow researchers to continuously monitor the four crew members, even while they sleep, during the five planned days of the mission, without any break being necessary to recharge the battery ».

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, is responsible for biomedical and health studies aboard the Polaris Dawn mission. The latter aims to reach the highest orbit in history, ever traversed by man, and to organize the first “private” spacewalk. The Polaris Dawn crew and the TRISH researchers chose Garmin connected solutions to support them in their mission because they met several essential criteria: long battery life, robustness of the box and integration of numerous tracking functionalities. health.

armin conquering space with the Fénix® 7

Model Fénix® 7 © Garmin

« Thanks to Garmin Fénix connected watches, we will collect a veritable mine of biometric data that will help us better understand how the body adapts to space. says Jimmy Wu, chief biomedical engineer of TRISH. " Once retrieved, these physiological data will be added to the TRISH EXPAND database. They can thus be used in the context of other studies aimed at studying and better understanding health and human performance in anticipation of future space exploration missions. »

The Polaris Dawn crew will complete their mission in a Crew Dagon spacecraft, which will be launched into orbit using a Space X Falcon 9 launch vehicle from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida sometime in 2023. The division Garmin Health provides businesses with customized solutions through its wide range of connected products and advanced data sensors for applications in the corporate wellness, population health and patient monitoring markets. .

The Garmin Health API allows companies to ask their customers to share their data in accordance with their privacy policies. Garmin is a global company that designs, manufactures and ships products worldwide. Garmin Health meets the needs of its customers on the commercial and logistical level by offering them support with a single and reliable contact.

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