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- Discussed here is a project to design an exercise/recreation station for an earth based simulator of a lunar or Martian habitat. Specifically, researchers designed a stationary bicycle that will help people keep fit and prevent muscular atrophy while stationed in space. To help with motivation and provide an element of recreation during the workout, the bicycle is enhanced by a virtual reality system. The system will simulate various riding situations and the choice of mountain bike or road bike. The bike employs a magnetic brake that provides continuously changing tension to simulate actual riding conditions. This braking system will be interfaced directly with the virtual reality system. Also integrated into the virtual reality system will be a monitoring system that regulates heart rate, work rate, and other functions during the course of the session.
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- Document ID: 19920015918.
Accession ID: 92N25161.
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