Pills blog


Category: Woman's Health


Fosamax is used in men and women to treat or prevent osteoporosis that is caused by menopause or by taking steroids. Fosamax is also used to increase bone mass in men who have osteoporosis, and to treat Paget\'s disease of bone in men and women.

Active Ingredient: Alendronate

Fosamax (Tratos) as known as: Acide alendronique, Acido alendronico, Acidum alendronicum, Actimax, Adronat, Adrovance, Aldron, Aldronac, Aldrox, Aledox, Aledrolet, Aledronato mk, Alefos, Alen-far, Alenat, Alenato, Alenax, Alendil, Alendon, Alendor, Alendra, Alendral, Alendran, Alendro, Alendro-q, Alendrobell, Alendrocare, Alendrogen, Alendrohexal, Alendrolek, Alendromax, Alendromet, Alendron, Alendron-hexal, Alendronat, Alendronato, Alendronatum, Alendroninezuur, Alendronstad, Alendros, Alenic, Alenotop, Aliot, Alovell, Aloxin, Andante, Arendal, Armol, Beenos, Berlex, Bifemelan, Bifoal semanal, Bifosa, Blindafe, Bonacton, Bonalon, Bonemax, Brek, Cetrix, Cleveron, Dargol, Debenal, Defixal, Delfoza, Denfos, Deparex, Difonate, Drofaz, Dronak, Dronal, Dronat, Dronet, Durost, En-por, Endronal, Enimon, Epolar, Eucalen, Farmemax, Femide, Findeclin, Fixopan, Forosa, Fortimax, Fosagen, Fosalan, Fosalen, Fosamac, Fosandron, Fosaplus, Fosavance, Fosazom, Fosfacid, Fosmin, Fosteofos, Fostepor, Fostolin, Fosval, Genalen, Holadren, Huesobone, Ledronin, Lendronal, Leodrin, Lindron, Lokar, Lozostun, Marvil, Massidron, Maxibone, Minusorb, Moralen, Mosmass, Neobon, Nichospor, Onclast, Osalen, Osaston, Osdren, Oseolen, Oseomax, Oseotal, Oseotenk, Osficar, Ossmax, Osso, Ostalert, Ostat, Ostaven, Ostel, Ostemax, Ostenan, Ostenil, Osteobon, Osteodur, Osteofar, Osteofel, Osteofene, Osteofos, Osteomax, Osteomel, Osteomix, Osteonat, Osteonate, Osteoral, Osteosan, Ostex, Ostolek, Ostomax, Pamoseo, Pasodron, Poris, Porodron, Porolen, Porosal, Porosimax, Porosin, Ralenost, Regenesis, Romax, Silidral, Siranin, Stada, Sumax, Teiroc, Teva nate, Tevabone, Tevalen, Tevanate, Tilios, Trabecan, Tratos, Valora, Vegabon, Voroste, Zondra, Zophost



Vitreoretinal Specialist, Athens Retina Institute, Athens, Greece

Graduated from Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Greece.
After fulfilling his military service, he trained in Ophthalmology in AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki – Greece.

One year funded Fellowship in Uveitis and Inflammatory diseases with Mr. William Ayliffe in Croydon University Hospital, London, UK 1997-1998.

One year Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery with Mr. Chris Canning and Mr. Andy Luff in Southampton University Hospital, Southampton, UK, 1998 – 1999.

One year funded Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery with Mr. Bob Cooling and Mr. Zdenek Gregor in Moorfields Eye Hospital, London UK, 1999 – 2000.

A fellowship supported by IACOCCA Foundation and Harvard Medical School gave him the opportunity to work with Prof. Donald D’ Amico in Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary Boston USA, on research projects such as Optic Disc Surgery for CRVO, and ablation of the ILM with Erbium YAG laser using biological dyes, 2000 – 2001.

Since July 2001 he runs a retinal practice in Athens focused mainly on surgical retinal problems. Medical retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathies, AMD and uveitis are in his main interests as well.

Clinical research focused on the improvement of the surgical technique of vitrectomy is also in his main interests. A new technique which is a modification of the conventional 20 GAUGE Pars Plane Vitrectomy has been worked out and has been performed since 2003. Initially, as a tranconjuctival technique that was using sutures at the end of the operation. Then the technique was improved. This new technique reduces the operating time and the post operative inflammation of the eye.The post operative recovery time is shorter too (video).

The technique has been presented in several meetings around the world. Many surgeons have adopted the technique.

The last few years Dr. Gotzaridis MD has adopted the small incision instrumentation (25G and recently the 27G (gauge) in his surgery. These instruments together with the use of Constellation Machine of Alcon have improved the surgical results of the operative cases.

Dr. Stratos V. Gotzaridis is a member of:
•Greek Vitreoretinal Society (GVRS)
•Greek Society of Intraocular Lenses
•Greek Ophthalmology Society
•American Academy of Ophthalmology
•European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA)
•American Society of Retina Specialists
•Britain and Eire Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS)
•General Medical Council (GMC)

Other articles

Lancia Stratos

Lancia Stratos Bashny.Net

There were rumors that the company Fiat intends to start production supercar Lancia Stratos, which was allowed to return to its former glory once mighty car brand. However, different sources give conflicting information about the volumes of production. According to some, the only machine will be created by the order of a wealthy collector cars. Like the Sultan of Brunei. Others claim that will be set up production. New Stratos, according to sources, will be in the price range Maserati. Pininfarina, developer of the body, apparently in part does not accept. Strictly speaking, Lancia Stratos is the brainchild of former studio designer Jason Castriota, in whose portfolio there are works such as the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and Bertone Mantide. Now Kastriot headed design division Saab.

Tags See also New and interesting

Stratos Product Development - Seattle, Washington - Industrial Design, Engineering, Strategic Consulting

Design Directory ™ A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Design Firms & Creative Agencies Portable Vaccine Storage for Developing Communities without Power Client: Intellectual Ventures

All next project »

The World Health Organization estimates that more than 1 million children die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases. Diseases like polio have been eradicated in many countries through vaccination; however, they are still prominent in parts of the developing world. One of the greatest challenges in reaching children for vaccination is the sensitive nature of vaccines themselves, which spoil if not kept at precise temperatures from manufacture to use. This is due in part because many regions lack the electricity and infrastructure needed to store temperature-sensitive vaccines.

At the request of Bill Gates, Intellectual Ventures (IV) Lab set out to explore this problem in 2008. After years of intensive lab work, field research and prototyping, IV approached Stratos to fine-tune their prototypes and create a device suitable for the unique challenges it would face in the developing world. The resulting Passive Vaccine Storage Device is designed to keep vaccines at the appropriate temperatures for a month or more with repeated vaccine retrievals and no need for electricity. To do this, the device relies on only a single batch of ice.

Stratos, IV Lab and IV’s Global Good team worked closely together to bring IV’s original designs from research prototypes to field-ready devices in just four months’ time. Stratos designers traveled with the IV team to Africa with these field-ready units to observe how the units would be used and deployed. Aside from the need to keep the vaccines cold for long periods with no power, there were many challenges to solve including designing a compact, portable device that could withstand a one meter drop onto concrete and be transported via trucks and motorcycles in Sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, the device needed to be designed for easy use, repair and tracking in the field. The device also includes a sophisticated electronics system including a GPS/Cellular tracking system that communicates vital information about the units (i.

Links Awards

R&D 2014 R&D 100 Award 2014


Google News

Google News

URL: http://news.google.co.uk/news?hl=en&gl=uk&pz=1&ned=uk&q=crohn%5Cx27s+OR+colitis+OR+%5Cx22inflammatory+bowel+disease%5Cx22 Updated: 1 hour 30 min ago

9 February 2016 - 12:20am

WCVB Boston
'I could've died on wedding night,' says bride with ulcerative colitis
WCVB Boston
Years earlier, as a teenager, Hawkins was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. a chronic disease of the large intestine that can cause inflammation and severe abdominal pain. But after several major surgeries, Hawkins believed her condition was resolved.

and more » Google News

6 February 2016 - 2:06pm

Bel Marra Health
Weekly health news roundup from Jan 31 to Feb 6, ulcerative colitis. Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and more
Bel Marra Health
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis. and Crohn's disease treatment may be possible with mucus in colon. Although many of us may find mucus to be unpleasant, research has found that it may hold benefits in the treatment of IBDs by .

6 February 2016 - 4:07am

New report shares details about the Global Inflammatory Bowel Disease Drugs Consumption 2016
Medgadget.com (blog)
Third, the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Drugs market analysis is provided for major regions including USA, Europe, China and Japan, and other regions can be added. For each region, market size and end users are analyzed as well as segment markets by.

5 February 2016 - 2:02pm

Civil Society Media
Fecal analyses may lead to noninvasive diagnostics for inflammatory bowel disease
EurekAlert (press release)
New research indicates that analyses of vapors from fecal samples can identify volatile metabolites indicative of different types of inflammatory bowel disease. including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The findings, which come from a study of .
Honorary Treasurer Civil Society Media

all 3 news articles »

5 February 2016 - 1:36pm

Bag Lady Mama blogger inspires Crohn's disease sufferers to love their bodies with sexy selfies
Krystal, a 32-year-old mum-of-two from Perth, has just launched a blog called 'Bag Lady Mama' to help inspire other Crohn's sufferers to love their bodies, after living with the condition since she was 15-years-old. 'I want to be a famous advocate for .

5 February 2016 - 12:39am

Daily Mail
'Bag Lady Mama' blogger Krystal Miller shares selfies of herself in underwear
Daily Mail
Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the bowel, including the large and small intestine. It can affect any part of the digestive track from the mouth to the anus. Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, loss of appetite, fever .

4 February 2016 - 11:48pm

Redbookmag.com (blog)
6 Ways Digestive Problems Could Be Totally Screwing With Your Weight
Redbookmag.com (blog)
While a smaller appetite and excessive weight loss are common symptoms of both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (both of which are incurable chronic inflammatory conditions), the exact opposite can happen as soon as someone gets put on a.

4 February 2016 - 7:30pm

Sun Sentinel
Mother leads fundraising for Crohn's and colitis
Sun Sentinel
Kurzman will be honored at the Florida Chapter Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's 26th annual Book of Hope Luncheon at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 18 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Caminol Real. She not only grew a fledgling Comedy Night.

4 February 2016 - 2:37pm

Sun Sentinel
Luncheon and fashion show to benefit Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
Sun Sentinel
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America is preparing for an afternoon of fun and fashion as it celebrates the 26th annual "Book of Hope Luncheon." The Feb. 18 event includes a fashion show of spring and summer collections from Saks Fifth Avenue and.

3 February 2016 - 11:33pm

Villages-News (registration)
Glenn Frey: Rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis
Villages-News (registration)
Glenn Frey was the lead singer, songwriter, and guitar, piano, and keyboard player in The Eagles, the great rock band that he had co-founded in 1971. In the 1980s the band broke up and he went on to sing on his own. In 1994, The Eagles got back .

3 February 2016 - 10:59pm

Natural Products INSIDER (blog)
High-Fiber Diet May Reduce Crohn's Disease Flares by 40%
Natural Products INSIDER (blog)
For the study, 1,619 patients were identified—1,130 with Crohn's disease (CD) and 489 with ulcerative colitis (UC)/indeterminate colitis. Completed dietary surveys were collected from the patients at baseline and at 6-month follow-up. Consumption of .
Study questions low-fibre diet in Crohn's 6minutes

all 2 news articles »

2 February 2016 - 8:47pm

Irwin M. Rosenthal, Visionary Co-Founder of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Passes Away
PR Newswire (press release)
Motivated by his wife Suzanne's struggle with Crohn's disease, Irwin, along with William and Shelby Modell, and Dr. Henry D. Janowitz, founded the Foundation for Research in Ileitis, now known as the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. It was the.

2 February 2016 - 7:41pm

Bel Marra Health
IBD, ulcerative colitis. and Crohn's disease treatment potential with mucus in colon
Bel Marra Health
IBD, ulcerative colitis. and Crohn's disease treatment potential with mucus in colon Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis. and Crohn's disease treatment may be possible with mucus in colon. Although many of us may find mucus to be.
New Clinical Study for Ulcerative Colitis PR Newswire (press release)

all 3 news articles »

2 February 2016 - 10:59am

CCFA's NY Camp Oasis hosts kids with Crohn's. colitis
Long Island kids with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are eligible to attend Camp Oasis, a sleepaway camp that provides them with a safe and supportive community. The camp for kids from New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont.

1 February 2016 - 1:10pm

Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic (blog)
Signs That Your Child Might Have Crohn's Disease
Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic (blog)
Crohn's disease, also known as regional enteritis, is an inflammatory bowel disease that potentially can affect the entire gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the anal opening. Fortunately, this is a pretty uncommon condition. The chance of .

31 January 2016 - 5:12am

Camp Oasis seeks youth with Crohn's and colitis
Lincoln Journal Star
Nebraska youth struggling with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis are invited to apply for Camp Oasis, a week-long camp to being held in Minnesota this summer. The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's will host 12 camps across the country.

28 January 2016 - 7:36am

Your Houston News
Pet Talk: Inflammatory bowel disease in dogs
Your Houston News
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) refers to a group of gastrointestinal diseases that result in the inflammation of the intestines. The exact cause of IBD in dogs is unknown, but bacteria and nutrients normally found in the intestine are thought to be .

27 January 2016 - 9:18pm

IBD News Today
Development of Drug for Ulcerative Colitis to Be Discontinued, Company ReportsIn clinical trial on patients .
IBD News Today
Belgium-based Galapagos NV has announced it is discontinuing its clinical development of drug candidate GLPG1205 for ulcerative colitis because an important part of the clinical trial — endpoints for efficacy — were not met. The ORIGIN Phase 2a .
A Medical Trial that was Testing a Bowel Disease Drug has Failed Lighthouse News Daily
Galapagos says bowel disease drug fails to meet efficacy target in mid-stage trials The Pharma Letter (registration)
Form 6-K GALAPAGOS NV For: Jan 26 StreetInsider.com
Pharmaceutical Business Review
all 5 news articles »

27 January 2016 - 4:07am

Mardi Gras Gala Planned to Fund Crohn's Vaccine Research
The three organizers are mothers of young adults whose lives have been profoundly altered by the onset of Crohn's disease. "This disease is horrific and can be fatal," says Hall. According to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, up to 700,000.

26 January 2016 - 10:34pm

Galapagos pulls plug on ulcerative colitis drug
Galapagos has pulled the plug on its investigational ulcerative colitis drug GLPG1205 after it failed to hit targets in a mid-stage trial. While the ORIGIN Phase IIa study confirmed “good pharmacokinetics, safety and tolerability” for the drug .
Galapagos reports results with GLPG1205 in ulcerative colitis FierceBiotech
Galapagos NV's GLPG1205 flunks mid-stage study in ulcerative colitis ; clinical development axed Seeking Alpha
Galapagos To stop Clinical Development In Ulcerative Colitis RTT News

all 29 news articles »


Connect with Stratos at AACC

Connect with Stratos at AACC

If you are going to be at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry's Annual Meeting July 26-30th - let us know . There are a few ways to find us, including the Expo Hall and two sessions - details below. If would like to arrange a time to meet, just let us know and we'll work with your schedule.

The Expo Hall - Booth 3945, Hall B4

Stop by for a chance to win an Apple Watch!

OEM Lecture Series - Exhibit Hall Theater 2

Tuesday - July 28, 2015 - 10:00AM - 10:20AM

In Diagnostics We Trust?

Since 2011, Stratos has been working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a system that can quickly, easily, and affordably diagnose diseases in rural and low income areas worldwide. This session will look at the importance of diagnostics for global health initiatives, the current deficiencies, and the PanDx – a system that is designed to enable fast, reliable tests for tuberculosis, HIV viral load, liver function.

Learning Objectives:
1. A better understanding of the challenges for diagnostics in global low income settings
2. An overview of a ground breaking point-of-care diagnostic solution

Symposium 34212 - Convergence of Global Point-of-Care Diagnostic Needs

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 2:30PM - 5:00PM

Session Overview: Diagnostic testing is moving closer to the patient in developing countries in order to facilitate treatment decisions during the clinical visit. Similarly, new settings for POCT at decentralized locations such as retail pharmacies within the developed world are emerging. This session will explore opportunities for global convergence of Point-of-Care testing.

Needs Assessment: Health officials and policy makers within developing countries are taking action to bring primary care services closer to the patient in order to address a number of concerns such as the desire to test and treat during the same clinic visit, long travel times, loss to follow up and unnecessary referrals higher in the health care system. Diagnostic systems and test menus designed for the developed world often do not meet the unique needs of the developing world, especially in resource-limited settings. The implementation of POCT systems specifically designed to meet these developing world needs will help to address this gap. However, encouraging diagnostic test developers to invest in such underserved markets has been difficult and new business models are required to achieve sustainability. New opportunities to decentralize testing within the developed world could make the POCT market more attractive to developers by providing an additional, higher margin outlet for their products. The changing US retail pharmacy model, which includes vaccinations, POCT and other primary care services, is an example of this movement. The rapid growth of non-communicable diseases across global markets and the availability of new diagnostic technologies have introduced new opportunities for development of test systems and shared menu needs This global convergence in POCT will have a significant impact on health care services worldwide. Scientists, administrators and government officials need education on the changing market in POCT to be able to implement strategies that will support patients using POCT in the future.

Intended Audience: This session is intended for: IVD industry scientists and executives, global health care administrators and government officials, and employees of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Expected Outcome: After this session, participants will be able to: 1) explain the importance of implementing POC diagnostic testing in resource-limited settings within the developing world; 2) identify POC tests that might be implemented within developed world settings such as pharmacies and urgent care clinics; and 3) describe how the POC diagnostic testing needs of emerging markets are converging with those of developed world markets.

  • Wallace White, BS, Stratos Product Development, Practical Technologies for Comprehensive POC Diagnostics - from Addis Ababa to Atlanta
  • Richard Thayer, Moderator, Business Models and Information and Communication Technologies: Supporting a Sustainable Global POC Business
  • James Gallarda, PhD, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Challenges to Point of Care in Global Health - Gates Foundation Initiatives
  • Casey Kozlowski, MBA, Walgreens, The Role of Diagnostics in the Changing US Pharmacy Model - The Walgreens/ Theranos Parnership

What use is Resist Disease in G3? - - - World of Players

Hello, I am playing G3 Cp 1.6, that is the Gothic 3 collector's edition. Anyway, I have played Gothic3 through to the end three times and now I am going back for a fourth play through. In all of my times through the game, I have never had any trouble with any disease, so I have never bought the perk Resist Disease.

What does a disease look like in the game? Do I lose hit points, or endurance? What monsters give diseases? I do not think I have ever been diseased in the game!

Disease affects your endurance bar. When you are infected your endurance bar turns purple and the endurance regeneration speed lowers drasticly down to almost zero. Endurance has an effect on your blocking and running.It has also some effect on your attacking. Recent community patch (1.7) made the whole endurance stat more important than it was in previous versions. Typical disease carriers are ripperbeasts, mummies and trolls. You get infected when disease carrying monster hits you.

Resist desease perk makes you immune to all diseases. You can also cure disease with a potion or a spell.

It's interesting to read that endurance may actually mean anything in 1.7. In previous versions, it had no effect on anything and thus, no reason to bother with any of the items/stuff that had to with endurance (much like armor and its use only for decoration). Sure it means you can't sprint when it's at 0 but just wait a few seconds. Besides, never had any reason, playing as a mage, to sprint for that long anyways. Blocking? Why?

That's always been one of my main gripes about the games. I found the game, since 1.12 (if that was the right version) to have been very playable and enjoyable. But there were way too many things in the game that were irrelevant. Besides swords, armor, endurance and most spells, once you get about 1/3 of the way through the game, you can ignore just about anything on the ground.

It's interesting to read that endurance may actually mean anything in 1.7.Well now, not really. But it's more important than before, fo' sure.

I actually had a phase where I could play better without armor at all.

Realized this when I played on AB - AI - HARD settings and just decided to delay buying the first armor from Reddock due to monetary issues. The "delay" grew longer and longer, but I just kept going. Killing monsters, dueling on arenas. Then Finally at near level 20, I decided to "protect myself" and bought a light Hashishin armor since I was headed for desert anyways.

Did just fine out there until I met the first undead creature on the sands.
The darn thing just raped me with a few hits and I died.
I can only assume that the reason I died so easily was that I attacked the thing a bit carelessly just for the reason that I had bought "protection".

Before the armor purchase I made every effort not to be hit, since I knew it could well be fatal. Of course I was not particulary seeking the bullet after getting it either but nevertheless, the armor lulled me into a false sense of security by removing the sense of threat by sudden death and I paid for it. Great.

While you wear armor..you can't neglet raising up health.

Funny thing is, I first got diseased at Reddock at level 2 after I gave the fire mage his healing plants. I then stayed diseased and finished the game at level 71 without ever healing it or even knowing I was diseased. Played the game through two more times, each time getting diseased, not knowing it, and then finishing the game nearly 60 levels later still diseased.

On my fourth time now, and I went ahead and cured the disease with a spell scroll and then bought resist disease from Renwik. The game is far easier now!

I had always stocked up on endurance points and potions. As long as your endurance is good you can wack away on your opponent without any fear. But when your endurance drops to zero they have an easy time hitting you. Now without the disease, I am really kicking ass.

And thinking that all you needed was that little white potion with the blue cross.
Odd that you didn't notice anything strange. Also, I thought diseases go away after a lot of sleeping but maybe I was wrong.
And it was the lizards you found further in the same cave.

Didn't you start suspecting something after seeing those seemingly useless potions and scrolls?

Absolutely DITO. Always thought it was a bug or smth.

The disease effect doesn't persist if you transform, though. §list That was one thing that mislead me into thinking it was a bug.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.2 Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. Перевод: zCarot

Demetrio Stratos Discography at Discogs

Demetrio Stratos Demetrio Stratos

Efstratios Demetriou (Ευστράτιος Δημητρίου)

Born: 22 April 1945 in Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 13 June 1979 in New York, USA

Singer, song-writer, musician, multi-instrumentalist, music researcher and lyricist.

Born in Alexandria from a Greek Orthodox family, since the early childhood he began to study piano and accordion at the "Conservatoire National d'Athènes".
In 1957 he moved to Nicosia, Cyprus, and later, in 1962, finally settled in Milan, Italy, attending the School of Architecture at the local "Politecnico" and giving birth to his first student band.
He also started performing as keyboardist and - later - as singer, both in pubs and recording studios.

In 1966 he joined the beat group I Ribelli. enjoying a remarkable success with such hit singles as "Pugni chiusi" and "Chi mi aiuterà", and the following self-titled album "I Ribelli" (1969).
After the group split, he was signed to label Numero Uno. on which released "Daddy's Dream" (1972) - a unique and rather unsuccessful attempt to establish himself as a "commercial" singer.

That same year, Demetrio founded Area (6). who would become one of the most innovative and influential Italian prog-rock bands ever.
In the meantime, he started his lifelong involvement with experimental studies on human voice used as a musical instrument, a first step towards the achievement of unprecedented levels of voice manipulation.

His fame kept growing up along with his many collaborations with famed artists and participations in live festivals, tours and exhibitions throughout the world.
In 1979, Stratos finally left "Area", then focusing exclusively on vocal research and on his career as a solo artist.

Unfortunately, in April of the same year he was diagnosed with aplastic anemia (a severe blood disorder), and transferred from Milan to New York, where he died on June 13, the day before a great fundraising live concert organized by his friends musicians was held. The concert - which took place, as planned, at the "Arena" of Milan on June, 14, and was attended by an estimated audience of 60,000 people - was then released as a tribute double album.

How Bad Was the Spin During the Stratos Jump?

How Bad Was the Spin During the Stratos Jump? How Bad Was the Spin During the Stratos Jump?

Although the Red Bull Stratos jump is over, the physics goes on. In case you missed it (I don’t know how), let me recap:

  • Felix Baumgartner rides a balloon up to 128,000 feet altitude – of course he has to wear a space suit.
  • He jumps (falls) out.
  • During the fall, he goes faster than the speed of sound.
  • Lands safely.

Although he made it, there was a tense part of the jump. While still high in the atmosphere, Felix began to spin. Why did he spin? Well, although the density of air is low, there is an interaction between Felix and the air. If he is not completely symmetrical during his fall, the air can exert a torque on him and induce a spin. If air makes him spin, can’t air make him stop spinning? Yes. Of course Felix could change his body position to compensate for the spin. However, this is easier said than done. The problem is that with the density of air so low, corrections to his body position don’t always have the effects you would assume.

In this case, Felix was able to control the spin. As I understand it, if the spin had gotten much worse a drogue shoot would be deployed to help him become stabilized.

G Forces in a Spin

Here is the real question. How bad was this spin? Can we even get an estimate? Well, I don’t know, but I am sure going to try. Using the video above and my favorite video analysis program – Tracker. I can get some data. For this case, I will mark the position of his head and a separate point for his feet. Here is a plot of the horizontal position of his head with respect to his feet.

From this part of the data, it looks like he made 4 complete revolutions in 3.44 seconds. A quick note about the units – there are no distance units. I didn’t scale the video because it would be difficult and not even necessary since I just want the number of revolutions. Well, I guess the distance units would be “pixels”. Back to the data, from it I would get an angular speed of:

What kind of G-force would this produce? First, let me assume that he spins about his center of mass. Here is a diagram.

I have a value for ω but what about r. Let me just estimate that the center of his head to the center of mass is about 0.75 meters. With that, I can get an estimate for the acceleration of his head due to the spinning motion (not due to gravity – since you don’t really feel that force ). Remember that if an object (his head) is moving in a circle, it does accelerate even if moving at a constant speed. This is because the direction of motion for the head has to change in order to move in a circle.

In terms of angular velocity, the acceleration would be:

With an angular acceleration of 7.31 rad/s 2 and a radius of 0.75 meters this gives an acceleration of 40.1 m/s 2 or about 4 g’s. From what I can guess, that wouldn’t be much fun. Also, this since his head is accelerating towards his center of mass there would be a fake centrifugal force pushing blood towards his head. According to Wikipedia’s page on G-force tolerance. a person can only take about -3 g’s before a red out. This is where excess blood pressure in the capillaries causes vision problems.

Like I said before, it is fortunate that he controlled his spin before it went on for too long or perhaps even spun faster.

Bonus Data

Just for fun, let’s look at the trajectory of the image. So, as Felix falls the camera tracks him. Of course, the camera doesn’t do a perfect job – if it did, the x-y coordinate of Felix in the frame wouldn’t change. Here is the plot.

Share More Science

Fosamax (Tratos) Delivery

Residents of the USA can order Fosamax (Tratos) to any city, to any address, for example to Miami, San Jose, Boston or Buffalo. You can order delivery of a Fosamax (Tratos) to the Spain, France, Belgium or any other country in the world.