HSL News

Wed, 08/08/2018

"Research scope, capabilities and programs at the US Navy’s Environmental Health Effects Laboratory (EHEL) "

Karen L. Mumy, Ph.D., DABT
Director, Environmental Health Effects Research
Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton


Tue, 08/07/2018

"A review of basic and applied research in aerospace medicine and physiology at the US Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (NAMRL) "

Richard D. Arnold, Ph.D.
Director, Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory
Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton...

Mon, 06/11/2018

"Digitizing 3-D body movements with wearable systems"

Nan-Wei Gong
Media Lab
Research Affiliate

Abstract: The current standard of capturing and analyzing movement is limited by constraints of a set volume of space. High speed cameras...

Fri, 05/11/2018

Estimating Lines of Non-Extension During Joint Movements for Development of Mechanical Counter-Pressure Space Suit

Akshay Kothakonda
AA Graduate Student, MVL

Abstract: A Mechanical Counter-Pressure suit concept eliminates the requirement for...

Mon, 05/07/2018

In lieu of regular journal club - we’ll have a group discussion of ideas for reading scientific papers, problems with the peer review system, and the emerging problem of fake/predatory scientific journals.   In preparation, suggest everyone look at these three Science and Nature articles:

Thu, 04/19/2018

Biomechanical Human Performance Metrics of Coordination and Balance for Operational Decision-Making

Richard Fineman
PhD Candidate, MEMP Bioastronautics 
Harvard-MIT Health Science & Technology (HST)

Abstract: The overall...

Tue, 04/17/2018

“Human Factors Considerations for Enabling Functional Use of Exosystems in Operational Environments”
Prof. Leia Stirling, MVL

The domain of human factors considers how to improve system design by considering the human within the design process, rather than designing a system and...

Fri, 03/30/2018

Modeling Human-Spacesuit Interactions

Conor R. Cullinane
PhD Candidate, MEMP Bioastronautics 
Harvard-MIT Health Science & Technology

Manned space flight necessitates life support for crewmembers during extravehicular activities (EVAs) in...

Mon, 03/12/2018

Moving and Adapting with a Learning Exoskeleton

Hosea Siu, AA Graduate Student, MVL

This talk is about the implementation, operation, and consequences of intelligent exoskeletons – teammates that learn and adapt to the human operators to which they are...

Mon, 03/05/2018

The Effect of A Powered Lower-Body Exoskeleton on Physical and Cognitive Warfighter Performance

Blake Bequette, AA Graduate Student, MVL

This study analyzed the performance of twelve military members in a simulated, fatigue-inducing patrol task under three...