Date(s) - 07/20/21
6:00 pm

Grand Stafford Theater

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Nathan Keller : Exergaming in Space – VR, Exercise, and Enhancing the Future of Exploration


Space is hard, and the farther you go, the harder it gets.  With the additional challenges of long-duration human exploration missions come opportunities to further innovate and integrate emerging technologies.  In our study we have combined virtual reality gaming with flight-tested exercise protocols and a prototype all-in-one cardio and resistance machine. Development pipeline and preliminary results are presented here.

Nathan Keller is completing his doctoral degree in the exercise physiology program of Texas A&M’s Kinesiology department.  He earned his undergraduate degree in health and human fitness from Texas Christian University in 2003. Nathan left a career as a high school science department head to pursue his first love: the human exploration of space.  To that end he’s joined Ana Diaz-Artiles’ Bioastronautics and Human Performance Lab where he hopes to complete his thesis with a focus on the physiological responses to Artificial Gravity.