Human Systems Engineering | Automation and Control | Experimental Biomechanics | Wearable Technology | Space EVA Physiology | MIT Aero/Astro
The Man-Vehicle Laboratory (MVL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is located within the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (MKI). 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. Current students are pursing degrees from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology. The MVL is currently co-directed by Prof. Leia Stirling and Prof. Jeff Hoffman.
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