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October 5, 2012
JSC2004-E-29915 (13 July 2004) --- Biomedical engineer Tara Ruttley sets up a wireless tracking system in the underwater Aquarius habitat off the Florida Keys. On orbit, such technology may be useful to the crew surgeon when a transmitter is worn by a crewmember during an emergency medical contingency. Additionally, transmitters can be tagged to portable crew health equipment on the International Space Station (ISS) as a means of inventory tracking, or quickly identifying the location of certain hardware when needed. The objective of this hardware evaluation is to determine the efficacy of the tracking signal in the metal-walled Aquarius environment. The crew is spending 10 days, July 12-21, 2004, field-testing equipment and technology for the ISS as part of the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) project.

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