June 12, 2014


The sensors used in CARDIOLAB are derived from already medical devices existing on the market, "Commercial of the Shelves" (COTS) philosophy. The definition list of these sensors has been conducted avoiding overlapping with others HRF or ISS resources except when they provide a better operational flexibility. Most of these sensors or their previous models have been flown onboard MIR and/or the Shuttle.

Benefit of experience gained during these operations are obviously taken into account. So, for some of them, we have increased the scientific performances and we have implemented the modifications for a safe use in the ISS environment.

Whenever possible, we try to conduct these development or adaptation with a spin off will. We give in the forthcoming lines a short functional description of them.

CARDIOLAB ElementsOperational modeAcronymComments
CardiopresAmbulatoryCDPBContinuous Blood Pressure acquisition Beat ECG from 1 to 12 leads derivations, breathing pattern measurements.
ECG holterAmbulatoryHLTE24 hours ECG full stripes recording
Blood pressure holter (ABP)Ambulatory/StationaryHLTASystolic, Diastolic and Mean Blood Pressure measurements.
Cardiolab Multi Sensor Ambulatory SystemAmbulatoryCMASVery versatile device which can support a lot of sensors recording.
Portable DopplerStationaryPDOPMain arteries Blood velocities measurements up to three channels at a time. 2Mhz, 4Mhz and 8Mhz PW probes.
Air PlethysmographStationaryAPLTProvides limb volume variations against venous occlusion.
Portable blood analyzer deviceAmbulatoryPBADMain electrolyte parameters analyses depending on specific cartridge sets.
HemoglobinometerAmbulatoryHEMOMeasurement of hemoglobine by azide methemoglobine method. Control of the status of whole blood.
Limb Volume Measurement DeviceStationaryLVMDProvides global limb volume measurement.
Hematocrit centrifugeAmbulatoryHEMCDetermination of the whole blood hematocrit by centrifugal separation of blood cells from plasma.