Benefits to Life on Earth

Solutions to the health challenges of living and working in space have applications to delivery of medical care on Earth.

NSBRI technologies designed for medical monitoring, diagnosis and treatment can aid battlefield medics, ambulance crews and health care providers. The techniques addressing astronaut health risks on long missions will benefit patients suffering from similar conditions on Earth, such as bone loss, muscle wasting, shift-related sleep disturbances, and balance disorders.

This section provides a sampling of how NSBRI space research is providing benefits to life on Earth.