DEPLOYABLE GETAWAY for the International Space Station
Co-funded by FFG – the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, more specifically the ALR – the Austrian Space Agency (in frame of ASAP 5, 2008–09) & LSGLSG team
Waltraut Hoheneder, Barbara Imhof, René Waclavicek, Kaspar Vogel, Anna StürzenbecherAbstract
The concept of a ‘deployable getaway’ stems from the problem of fatigue and its impact on both the quality of life and work performance. Fatigue can lead to irritated moods, concentration problems and slower reflexes. It increases the risk of accidents and can lead to burnout syndrome.
The ‘deployable getaway’ is a three-dimensional countermeasure to everyday stressors and fatigue. Design and breadboard development for a deployable crew quarter cabin at the International Space Station (ISS) has been conceived as well as for staff members in an office environment on Earth. The structures once deployed, create a private space for relaxation, reflection and power naps that can lead to better performance, health and safety of people exposed to constant demand for high work performance. The designs demonstrate the reciprocities between Earth and Space. They employ folding geometries as a design response to the limited space available in small offices and ISS modules.
image © Bruno Stubenrauch