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CAMI Releases Cabin Safety Apps

CAMI’s Aerospace Medical Research Division has developed cabin safety apps under a grant with the University of Udine (Italy). This is the first practical application of "Serious Games" in the Office of Aerospace Medicine and perhaps even AVS. A "Serious Game" or "Applied Game" is a game designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment. The "serious" adjective is generally intended to refer to video games used by industries like defense, education, scientific exploration, health care, emergency management, city planning, engineering, and politics.
 
These serious games apps can be downloaded from the following links:
http://hcilab.uniud.it/brace/
http://hcilab.uniud.it/lifevest/
http://hcilab.uniud.it/planetroubles/
http://hcilab.uniud.it/impact/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.uniud.hcilab.airsafetyworld&hl=en
 
A listing of the serious games apps is also included on the Cabin Safety Research Team Passenger Information Research Web Page at: https://www.faa.gov/data_research/research/med_humanfacs/aeromedical/cabinsafety/passengerinfo/.


US Navy Review of Physiological Episodes (PE)

The US Navy conducted a comprehensive review of T-45 and FA-18 Physiological Episodes (PE) and published a report with findings and recommendations to reduce PE in these systems.

The 12 June 2017 letter from the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations quickly summarizes the issue.

The comprehensive report (redacted) provides an Executive Summary and detailed sections for the T-45 and FA-18 systems. The report identifes the problems, potential causes, and recommendations for reducing the number of PE in these U.S. Navy systems in the future.


Winner of the 2016 AsMA Fellows Scholarship

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the winner of the 2016 scholarship.  Karina Marshall Goebel, Ph.D. won the scholarship for her presentation and publication of a manuscript on "Intracranial and Intraocular Pressure During Various Degrees of Head-Down Tilt”.  

The $2,000 AsMA Fellows Scholarship is funded by the AsMA Foundation and is presented annually to an AsMA member who is a student in an aerospace medicine residency program, graduate program in aerospace medicine (Master or Ph.D.), medical certificate or aerospace diploma course, or in a full time education/training program in the allied fields of nursing, physiology, human factors, psychology, ergonomics, and engineering.  Selection criteria include delivering a slide or poster presentation as a first author at the AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting and then submitting a manuscript as first author for publication in AsMA’s Aerospace Medicine & Human Performance (AMHP) Journal based on the same topic and/or material covered in the slide or poster presentation.   The winner is selected by the AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee based on the highest scientific value, originality, quality and relevance of the applicant’s presentation and AMHP manuscript related to the field of aerospace medicine (including allied scientific disciplines).  Special consideration is given to those applicants who are at an early stage in their career development.

Melchor Antuñano, M.D., M.S.
Chairman,
AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee