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Challenges of an Ordinary Man to Help Space Heroes
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The answer to the Space Poop Challenge is a concept that uses principles of biomechanics. It's called an Organic Waste Management System.
Your Story
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What is your innovation?
The AWMS is a system made up of a flexible garment that supports the components. The items are arranged in accessible casings for the maintenance of the devices and for the disposal of containers and pipelines. The support fabric is elastic and adaptable to the various anthropometric characteristics on a S, M, L and XL scale, covering the largest range of percentiles contained in the Airforce ANSUR anthropometric data table.
It is shaped to allow full mobility and the skin contact connectors and collectors are anatomical and non-invasive, designed to fit the movements and seating position.It was designed not to rely on MACES space suit systems. The AWMS is placed after the thermal control garment - LCG
What is your innovation -- supporting information (optional)
Fill in the following one-sentence “mad lib”: A inspired my innovation of B; B is important because of C and has made D impact.
Thinking of astronaut equipment inspired my AWMS innovation; Which is important for managing the flows excreted during flight, the impact being the benefit of using it with the space suit.
What was the motivation behind your innovation?
I have always been fond of Science and Technology, especially for astronomy, astrophysics and astronautics; Besides, I'm in love with Industrial Design, my profession.
Eventually I create conceptual projects to exercise design reasoning and graphic representation.
When I first met the Space Poop Challenge, I realized that it was possible to gather my passions into a justified activity, with a real, plausible and truly urgent scope, a project that involved everything I like, and especially meet the needs of the astronauts.
This perception further justified my acceptance of the challenge.
How does your story bring the "Wow Factor"?
To design a complex device that is efficient and important to help people is already a challenge. Developing this device in a short time to meet people exposed to extreme and dangerous conditions becomes great and developing it to enable human advancement in space helping astronauts in emergency situations and risk of dying is heroic!
Designing the AWMS allowed us to put into practice extreme concepts and generated solutions for other uses such as the usability review in ISS onboard systems or future spacecraft.
The preponderant factor in the whole development process was the use of low complexity solutions widely known and used in other areas, such as peristaltic pumps, special polymers or medical-hospital products.
Anything else you want to share?
Not now. Soon I will present the AWMS and other projects in the page of the Clara ideia Design in facebook.
The Incentive Challenge
Name of the incentive challenge related to your story.
Space Poop Challenge
Fill in the following one-sentence “mad lib”: The A challenge sought submissions to B. I accomplished this goal through C.
There will always be problems to solve, even in solutions already found will arise a new one, which will demand actions. I solve them through project reasoning, with problem analysis and the use of solutions from diverse areas, without preconceptions
If you convinced someone at a cocktail party they should enter an incentive challenge, what would you say?
Make the difference. Create something that changes or helps change, always adding and perfecting. Believe it and go deep! Not only to meet your challenge, but for your result to surpass goals and make it possible to expand and make available knowledge.
Be true to your intuitions, but check them out! If you win the challenge make money with your creation and make them win along with you, after all you will need buyers for it.
Whatever your challenge does well and with pleasure.

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