Cell Growth Boosting in Space
The technology started from the Marshall Space Flight Center of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which carried out a study program on cell growth in space. Studies indicate that human cells need gravity to stimulate growth. As the gravitational force increases or decreases, the cell function responds in a linear fashion. This poses significant health risks for astronauts in long-term space flight. The application of light therapy with the use of Phototherapy will significantly improve the medical care that is available to astronauts on long-term space missions.
Wounds Healing in Deep Sea
Submarine atmospheres are low in oxygen and high in carbon dioxide, which compounds the absence of crew exposure to sunlight, making wound healing slower than on the surface. An array with 3 wavelengths combined in a single unit (670, 720, 880 nm) was delivered to Naval Special Warfare Group-2 in Norfolk and a data collection system has been implemented for musculoskeletal training injuries treated with NASA phototherapy. Data collection instruments now include injury diagnosis, day from injury, range of motion measured with goniometer, pain intensity scales reported on scale 1-10,
Source : NASA Light Emitting Diode Medical Applications from Deep Space to Deep Sea. Harry T. Whella
Is light-emitting diode phototherapy really effective? Kim WS, Calderhead RG.