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.
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:
How to (seriously) read a scientific paper. Elisabeth Pain Science, March 2016
"Using stochastic vestibular stimulation to enhance vestibular system performance"
Congratulations to our MVL gradutes for 2014:
Anton Aboukhalil, PhD
Allie Anderson, PhD
Celena Dopart, SM
Brad Holschuh, PhD
Justin Kaderka, PhD
Jared Rize, SM
Becky Vasquez, SM
Pilot physiological monitoring to understand and prevent hypoxia-like symptoms.
Lab members, please remember to attend the MVL retreat tomorrow Friday, May 9 from 8:30a - 1pm. MVL will provide a continental breakfast in the morning and lunch in the afternoon.
Don't forget to send in your SWOT Analysis thoughts to Chuck and Leia.
Pierre Bertrand, MVL
Characterization of Spacesuit Kinematics and Human-Suit Interactions
Congratulations to Brad Holschuh for successfully defending his dissertation on Wed, 5/7!
Congratulations to Torin Clark for being awarded the 2014 Stanley Roscoe Award for Best Doctoral Thesis from the Aerospace Human Factors Association (AsHFA). His thesis "Human Perception and Control of Vehicle Roll Tilt in Hyper-Gravity" was determined by the panel to be "a significant contributions, well designed and executed". The association's 2014 award winners will be published in the Journal of Aerospace and Environmental Medicine in July.
Aaron Johnson, MVL (** Change of speaker for this week **)
Pilot Visual Fixations on Flight Displays across Lunar Landing Mode Transitions