Biosensors, Sternal Harness, Apollo 11

Biosensors, Sternal Harness, Apollo 11

     

This bio-harness was flown aboard Apollo 11 in July 1969, but never used. There is no notation as to which astronaut it was assigned. The bio-harness assembly was worn under either the intra-vehicular (IV) or extra-vehicular (EV) pressure suit.

The complete assembly consisted of a cotton duck belt fitted with snap fastners and teflon-coated beta cloth pockets, which attached the assembly to either the constant wear garment or the liquid cooling garment. The components consisted of an electrocardiograph signal conditioner, an impedance pneumograph signal conditioner, and a DC-DC converter. These instruments monitored the physiological functions of the astronaut.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1986.

Transferred from NASA/JSC

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Tempil Corporation

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Medical

Materials
Plastic
Rubber
Aluminum
Silver
Paper
Ink
Package: Polyethelyne
Contents Overall: Metal, plastic, rubber insulation
Dimensions
Overall: 9.5 x 9.5 x 1cm (3 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

This bio-harness was flown aboard Apollo 11 in July 1969, but never used. There is no notation as to which astronaut it was assigned. The bio-harness assembly was worn under either the intra-vehicular (IV) or extra-vehicular (EV) pressure suit.

The complete assembly consisted of a cotton duck belt fitted with snap fastners and teflon-coated beta cloth pockets, which attached the assembly to either the constant wear garment or the liquid cooling garment. The components consisted of an electrocardiograph signal conditioner, an impedance pneumograph signal conditioner, and a DC-DC converter. These instruments monitored the physiological functions of the astronaut.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1986.

Transferred from NASA/JSC

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Tempil Corporation

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Medical

Materials
Plastic
Rubber
Aluminum
Silver
Paper
Ink
Package: Polyethelyne
Contents Overall: Metal, plastic, rubber insulation
Dimensions
Overall: 9.5 x 9.5 x 1cm (3 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

ID: A19980040000