It's not exactly rocket science... or is it?

Sensors at the International Space Station

Some years ago, LEAP Technology, which is now merged with ElastiSense Sensor Technology, was engaged in a very interesting and fun project with the European Space Agency (ESA), which ultimately resulted in stretch sensors being sent into space. 

In short the purpose of the project was to monitor blood flow from the brain back to the heart. The sensors were worn on the neck and wrist of the Italian astronaut depicted here. 

To this day, ElastiSense Sensor Technology products are still used in research projects in both ESA and NASA. We (im)patiently await the next time we get to go into space, hoping they will need some sensor experts to accompany the products on the long journey :-)