Eyeglasses, Muscle Control Switch, Apollo

Eyeglasses, Muscle Control Switch, Apollo

     

The effects of space on the eyes could be measured using these special glasses. The switches on temples monitor the movements of muscles around they eye, the signals of which are then transmitted through the white wires to a computer. With increased spaceflight duration during the final Apollo missions, doctors used the opportunity to measure body functions pre and post-flight that the decreased gravity environment would affect.

NASA transferred these glasses to the Museum in 1972.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Type
EQUIPMENT-Test

Materials
Plastic, glass, steel, rubber, copper, adhesive, paint
Dimensions
3-D: 14 x 12.7 x 5.1cm (5 1/2 x 5 x 2 in.)
Other (Wires): 26.7cm (10 1/2 in.)

The effects of space on the eyes could be measured using these special glasses. The switches on temples monitor the movements of muscles around they eye, the signals of which are then transmitted through the white wires to a computer. With increased spaceflight duration during the final Apollo missions, doctors used the opportunity to measure body functions pre and post-flight that the decreased gravity environment would affect.

NASA transferred these glasses to the Museum in 1972.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Type
EQUIPMENT-Test

Materials
Plastic, glass, steel, rubber, copper, adhesive, paint
Dimensions
3-D: 14 x 12.7 x 5.1cm (5 1/2 x 5 x 2 in.)
Other (Wires): 26.7cm (10 1/2 in.)

ID: A19731029000