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STATES CHRONICLE – If you thought that the perfect job does not exist, then you should know that scientists are searching for volunteers to develop a microgravity research. Volunteers will be asked to lie in bed for 60 days to let scientists observe the effects of microgravity on the human body. Researchers at the Institute for Space Medicine and Physiology near Toulouse, France, are prone to offer 16,000 euros to anyone who wishes to lie in bed for 60 days to analyze the microgravity’s effects on their body.
If you want to earn money while lying bed, you should sign up for the study
The only thing they are supposed to do is to lie back for about 60 days, also adding four more weeks of experiments and tests, at two weeks before the two months of bed rest and two months after the project is over. The recruitment announcement for volunteers stated that the research institute is searching for 24 participants, all non-smoking males with ages between 20 and 45 who are very healthy.
They should also be the kind of persons who do regular exercise and are fit. Their body mass index should be somewhere between 22 and 27. Scientists are bound to examine how active people respond t sedentary life. The main goal of this project is to simulate the conditions of gravity encountered on the International Space Station.
The microgravity research is bound to analyze the effects of gravity on the human body
Some may say that there is nothing simpler than lying in bed, without lifting a finger and being paid to do it. Nevertheless, scientists warn volunteers that the weightlessness research might be harder than it looks like. Firstly, participants will be requested to perform all their daily activities while lying in bed, having their torso inclined at an angle of about -6 degrees which makes their head be at a lower level than their feet.
Dr. Arnaud Beck, the physician who coordinates the new microgravity research, claims that volunteers will need to eat and fulfill their physiological needs while lying on their backs. The rules impose at least one shoulder to touch the stretcher or the bed. Moreover, by trying to simulate weightlessness, it will have a cost for humans’ biology, relying on Earth’s gravity to fuel various physiological processes, varying from blood circulation to muscle support when walking.
Unfortunately, in these two months of uninterrupted bed rest, participants could experience muscular deterioration, but also a deficiency in the immunity of their bone density. The first stage of the experiment started back in January, analyzed 12 participants and is ready to come to an end this month.
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