EasyMotionSkin is part of the ISS mission "Cosmic Kiss" and flies into space

EasyMotionSkin is part of the ESA mission "Cosmic Kiss" and flies to the ISS with the German ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer on board SpaceX's Dragon Crew. It trains against muscle wasting and bone loss. The project is scientifically managed by the Center for Space Medicine at the Berlin Charité.

EasyMotionSkin is part of the ISS mission "Cosmic Kiss" and flies into space

EasyMotionSkin is part of the ESA mission "Cosmic Kiss" and flies to the ISS with the German ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer on board SpaceX's Dragon Crew. It trains against muscle wasting and bone loss. The project is scientifically managed by the Center for Space Medicine at the Berlin Charité.

The German ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer is expected to start with two NASA colleagues on the ISS mission "Cosmic Kiss" at the end of October 2021. For weeks, Maurer has been preparing for the flight on board a Dragon space capsule from the US space company SpaceX to the International Space Station ISS. Maurer is scheduled to spend around six months in zero gravity before returning to Earth in April 2022. "A space mission is not easy," he says a few weeks before his start and adds: "A large part of my mental strength comes from the enthusiasm for what lies ahead of me now. A lifelong dream will soon come true for me – with a fantastic team that I can always rely on.”(*)

Maurer has the EMS training system from EasyMotionSkin with him, which is supposed to help in the fight against the dreaded muscle atrophy. Muscles in the trunk and limbs provide stability to the body. On Earth, they work against gravity and thus train themselves. In order to prevent muscle atrophy and the resulting bone loss in weightlessness, Maurer uses his daily two-and-a-half-hour training session on board the ISS, which consists of running, cycling and strength training, specifically with the Complete EMS system and suit from EasyMotionSkin. In this way, Maurer, who has already trained with EasyMotionSkin in preparation, can collect new experience and knowledge for the scientific evaluation. Electromuscular stimulation (EMS) is a modern training method in which muscle groups are stimulated with weak electrical impulses. If this increased basic tension is combined with targeted muscle training, this can significantly increase the success of the training. The state of persistent weightlessness leads to bone loss in the astronauts - this process is comparable to the bone loss in osteoporosis. The knowledge gained and positive results could be used more widely in space travel and ensure better training processes and results on earth. This EasyMotionSkin technology demonstration is being carried out on behalf of the German Space Agency at DLR in Bonn and financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The EMS project is scientifically managed by the Center for Space Medicine at the Berlin Charité and the European Astronaut Center EAC of the European Space Agency ESA. The EasyMotionSkin training system and the associated app are "Made in Germany", were developed by EMS GmbH and adapted for use in space. The German space company OHB-System AG has qualified the system for the mission.For the EasyMotionSkin group of companies, participation in the ISS mission "Cosmic Kiss" represents a sensational milestone in the company's history. "Being on board an ESA space project and working with the Center for Space Medicine at the Charité Berlin is a quality seal , a legitimation as a premium product and an extraordinary honor in equal measure. It confirms our intensive work and strategic orientation of the last few years to offer people a highly effective training product with which they can do a lot for their health and fitness - whether on the ISS or on earth, at home in the living room EasyMotionSkin owner Christian Jäger.

 

LIVE & LIVESTREAM: COSMIC KISS
Launch event for the launch of M. Maurer to the International Space Station.

On October 31, 2021, from 06:15 live!
https://www.planetarium.berlin/veranstaltungen/live-livestream-cosmic-kiss

(*) Quote Maurer, taken from the website: German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Vgl. Der deutsche ESA-Astronaut Matthias Maurer ist bereit für seine erste ISS-Mission „Cosmic Kiss“ – DLR Portal