Posted by Brule Ami on Saturday, 15 February, 2020 14:01:37
To say the least, 28-year-old Drew Iwanicki took an uncommon path to making some extra cash. Last year, he was a part of a NASA study that paid him $18,000 to lie down in bed for 70 days straight.
NASA recently announced a study that requires candidates to stay in bed for 60 days. The study is part of their NASA bed rest studies to observe the effects of immobility and bed rest on astronauts and to find ways to manage the decline in muscle atrophy and bone density problems usually faced by astronauts who have to stay for long durations
In November, we ran a story about a NASA study that was paying Andrew Iwanicki $18,000 to lie in bed for three months. This is how the remainder of the study went. I woke up on December 2, and for
Study participants have access to television, movies, video games, computers and the Internet to help them occupy their time during bed rest studies. Image Credit: NASA. Neigut said the most common misconception is that a bed rest study is a sleep study. It is not a sleep study, and in fact participants are not allowed to sleep during the day.
NASA and two other space agencies are looking for 24 volunteers for a study in which people will lie in bed for two months. The pay is $19.000.
NASA, ESA, and DLR are researching how the body changes in weightlessness through the bed rest study. The results of this study will help scientists develop countermeasures to reduce the negative effects on astronauts while in space. The study will also focus on the human physiological, neurological, and behavioral outcomes of spaceflight.