MVL Seminar: Akshay Kothakonda (9a, 5/16, 33-116) 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...

MVL Meeting: Dr. Chuck Oman (9a, 5/9, 33-116) 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:

MVL Seminar: Richard Fineman (9a, 4/25, 33-116) 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...

MVL Seminar: Prof. Leia Stirling (9a, 4/18, 33-116) 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...

MVL Seminar: Conor Cullinane (9a, 4/4 3-116) 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...

MVL Seminar: Hosea Siu (9a, 3/14, 33-116) 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...

MVL Seminar: Blake Bequette (9a, 3/7, 33-116) 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...

MVL Seminar: Christine Joseph (9a, 3/1, 33-116) Mon, 02/26/2018

An Optimal Control Model for Assessing Human Agility Trajectories

Speaker:  Christine Joseph, MS Candidate 
Aeronautics and Astronautics, Technology and Policy

Abstract: Agility is typically defined as the...

MVL Meeting: Lab walk-through and org meeting (9a, 2/14, 37-146) Mon, 02/12/2018

Instead of a lab meeting, please meet in the main lab to prep for the lab organizatino effort and do a walk-through of the lab spaces.

MVL Seminar: Faisil Karmali (MEEI) (9a, 2/21, 33-116) Mon, 02/12/2018

“Behavioral impacts of sensory imprecision assayed by vestibular thresholds”

Faisal Karmali, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Instructor in Otolaryngology
Massachusetts Eye and Ear


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