Articulate Labs Named Semi-Finalist in NASA's 2020 iTech Competition
We're pleased to announce that Articulate Labs is a Semi-Finalist in for NASA's 2020 iTech competition for technologies that could be applied to future space exploration. Astronauts can lose as much as 20% of their muscle mass within two weeks of spaceflight and spend ~2.5 hours a day exercising to ward off atrophy. We hope to have the opportunity to work with NASA engineers in applying our technology in a way that can more efficiently and effectively maintain astronaut physical wellbeing. Thanks to Richard Munassi & Tampa Bay Wave for their support during our presentation to NASA during the Synapse Summit.
Innovators around the world answered NASA iTech’s call for inventive ideas that could benefit space exploration as well as solve challenges on Earth. Of the submissions to the first cycle of the competition in 2020, NASA has selected 25 semifinalists. An initiative by NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA iTech engages entrepreneurs in the Agency’s mission and fosters innovative ideas that could be applied to future exploration of the Moon and Mars. Ideas submitted to this NASA iTech Cycle relate to four main technology areas, including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, biotechnology, system autonomy, and advanced manufacturing. A fifth area, referred to as X-factor innovations, includes technologies that might not fit under the other topics but could significantly impact space exploration.