Professor Igor B. Mekjavič, from the Istitute Jozef Stefan, has immense knowledge about the effects of cold and hot conditions, air pressure, low oxygen and reduced gravity on the human body. As the coordinator of The PlanHab Project in Planica, he places Slovenia on the map of space medicine...
A most unusual mission in Planica, Slovenia, with its exploration of combination of microgravity/weightlessness and hypoxia, has provoked big interest in scientific and military circles around the world. 0411MAGA1042ACOFM-1.pdf (2,3 MB) 0411MAGA1043ACOFM-1.pdf (2,2 MB)
Slovenia could profit from the unique scientific laboratory where scientists investigate the combined effects of hypoxia and sustained recumbency (bedrest) on human physiological systems. Planica_Nedelo_21-10-2012_1.pdf (300,2 kB) Planica_Nedelo_21-10-2012_2.pdf (233,1 kB)
Professor Igor B. Mekjavič is one of the most successful Slovenian scientists within his scientific field, environmental physiology, yet is quite unknown inside his homeland. MN-_22_24.pdf (204848)
How does a subject experience the trials lying all day for three weeks in a hypoxic room? FinanceWeekend.pdf (722172)
It is not only the weight loss, but a whole array of medical risks which human beings are being exposed to during longer stays in the Space. Experimental trials in Planica are trying to define these risk, and think about counter-measures to prevent these medical problems. objektiv.pdf (674163)
The Olympic Sport Centre Planica could become a regional centre for research infrastructure - knowledge translation from laboratories to clinical practice, industry, and to the end-users. Sobotna1.pdf (1592486) Sobotna2.pdf (302 kB)) Sobotna3.pdf (726351)
Hypoxia facility at the Olympic Sport Centre Planica became Planetary Habitat Simulation in which European researchers perform experimental trials with hypoxic bedrest. DeloZnanost11.pdf (735963)
We do not know a lot about the health problems a human would experience during a longer stay/living on the Moon. How can these space research findings help specific patients on Earth? www.siol.net/novice/slovenija/2011/04/suhadolnik_vesoljske_raziskave_v_planici.aspx
The Olympic Sport Centre Planica, which is well known for the hypoxic training of elite athletes, is becoming the scientific scene of bedrest studies. DeloZnanost09.pdf (197747)
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