Suffering from vertigo at the beginning of a space mission is not pleasant - as many astronauts and cosmonauts have found to their cost.

French firm AECL has come to the rescue with a Posturograph 'mask' which was first used on French astronaut Patrick Baudry.

It is quite common for astronauts to suffer from vertigo, particularly in the first couple of days in space, because the brain becomes disorientated due to the inner ear being unable to differentiate between up and down.

The mask, which can be seen in Hall4, standB2, looks into your eyes and can send electrical pulses to 'cure' you of the problem.


Source: Flight Daily News