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News (22 Sept 2014)

The next MVL weekly meeting will be Wednesday, 9/24, 11a-12p in Room 33-218. We will have two speakers. Pierre Bertrand will speak about Human Spaceflight on Social Media. Ana Diaz will follow with a talk on "Combining Ergometer Exercise and Artificial Gravity". NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR THIS WEEK ONLY!

Today's MIT home page is featuring an article on the BioSuit active materials research led by Dr. Brad Holschuh. You can see a clip from his interview with FOX Boston here.

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Welcome to the Man Vehicle Laboratory!

The Man Vehicle Laboratory (MVL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a research group within the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Founded in 1962, MVL's goal is to better define the physiological and cognitive limitations of pilots and passengers of aircraft and spacecraft, and to optimize overall human-vehicle system effectiveness and safety. Research is interdisciplinary, utilizing techniques from manual and supervisory control, estimation, signal processing, biomechanics, cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, sensory-motor physiology, human factors, and biostatistics. Students are primarily from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, but many also from the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering, and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology. Many graduate students participate in bioastronautics research supported by NASA and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute.

On Spetember 14, 2012, the MVL celebrated its 50th anniversary with a one day symposium featuring alumni and current students. More information about the festivities are available in the MIT News Office press release and MVL@50 page on the MVL web site.