If you are always struggling to get out of bed in the morning, it could be the perfect concert for you.
Scientists are looking for a woman to stay in bed for 60 days to help them study how weightlessness affects the human body. As a reward for participating in the study, they will pay 16,500 euros, or about $ 18,522.
When astronauts are in space in zero gravity, caused by microgravity alters your body. Reduced physical stress in space causes their muscles and bones are broken and body fluids move in the direction of the head, according to the German Aerospace Center, which was commissioned by NASA and the European Space Agency to conduct a study.
When imitation effects of weightlessness and bed, the researchers hope to develop methods to counter the effects of weightlessness, so astronauts have to spend most of their days on the space station training.
Researchers have already created a "short arm human centrifuge", which creates artificial gravity and adjusts the distribution of fluid in the body. They hope to test it for two-thirds of survey participants every day.
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«Crewed spaceflight will continue to play an important role in the future to conduct experiments in microgravity conditions, but we must make it as safe as possible for astronauts," says Hansjörg Dittus, executive board member for Space Research and Technology at the German Aerospace Center.
"This study … the rest of the bed offers space scientist from all over Europe and the United States the opportunity to work together and jointly buy as scientific knowledge of human physiology, as far as possible."
Participants will do everything lying
All activities – including eating, showering and going to the toilet – should be lying down to do.
Each member will have a separate room and remain in bed tilted by 6 °, with the head portion down.
nutritionists team will oversee the food so that the participants do not gain weight and have all the nutrients they need. Nevertheless, the German Aerospace Center said on its website that the food is not "extra healthy" and there will sometimes pancakes or other sweet treats.
The study consists of two phases. The first group of 24 test participants – 12 men and 12 women – beginning on Tuesday. It is not yet clear how many participants will be required for the next round, which will be held at the Institute of the German Aerospace Center of Aerospace Medicine in Cologne, Germany, from September to December 2019.
Scientists are looking for healthy women between the ages of 24 to 55 years, and they & # 39 are non-smokers to participate in the study, according to the study site. Participants must be able to speak German.
In 2017, NASA conducted a similar study in bed-in which 11 people spent 30 days in bed.