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Darryn Bryant, a research physiologist at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, performs a jump for assessment by the Dynamic Athletic Research Institute 3D biomakerless system. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the only base in the Department of Defense researching the many capabilities of the DARI system along with assessing Airmen who may be prone to musculoskeletal injury. DARI uses eight high-speed cameras to capture motion for analysis. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) USAFSAM, 88 FSS first in DOD to use injury and human performance prediction equipment
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine is the first research facility in the Department of Defense to use new Dynamic Athletic Research Institute 3D biomarkerless technology to predict injuries before they happen, allowing for intervention to prevent injuries and improve recovery rates.The
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Brig. Gen. Theodore Lyster USAFSAM kicks-off centennial celebration; honors rich legacy
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- One hundred years ago, on January 19, 1918, the U.S. Army Air Service formally chartered the Medical Research Laboratory at Hazelhurst Field on Long Island, New York. Over the course of a century, that Lab became what is today the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, part of the Air Force
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An U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey belonging to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 21 (HX-21) lands at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Area B, near the National Museum of the Air Force Dec. 19, 2017. The aircraft was signed over to Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton to be used in research to minimize injuries to aircrew members. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez) Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton accepts MV-22 Osprey for research
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Naval Medical Research Unit of Dayton (NAMRU-D) accepted Aircraft 24, a decommissioned Marine Corps V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, for aerospace medicine research on Dec. 19.  "The MV-22 will be used to conduct static aerospace medical research in an effort to provide solutions toward preventing
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Kevin Schmidt, research engineering psychologist in the Air Force Research Laboratory and Defense Department Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholar at Northwestern University, takes some time for a quick on-camera interview to discuss his upcoming climb of Mount Aconcagua in South America. He and his team seek to identify new ways to prepare warfighters for deployments in high altitude environments. AFRL researcher climbs Mt. Aconcagua for science
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - A research engineering psychologist in the Air Force Research Laboratory here began his ascent of Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain in South America, Dec. 8 in efforts to gather data on the potential military use of altitude tents as well as the effects of altitude on cognition. Kevin Schmidt, along with
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Early 1920s altitude classification test at USAFSAM predecessor USAFSAM prepares for centennial celebration
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing here, is the oldest continually operating institution of its kind. In 2018, the School will celebrate its 100th year. Over the course of a century, certainly the School has
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The Air Force Research Laboratory-Carroll High School iGEM team proudly displays their gold medals after the international iGEM competition in Boston Nov. 13. AFRL-Carroll High School iGEM team earns Gold in Boston
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A Carroll High School academic team, mentored by CHS teachers and Air Force Research Laboratory scientists, earned a gold medal at the 2017 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition in Boston, Nov. 9-13. This team, whose clever Twitter handle is @iGEMLabPats, presented its project
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711th Human Performance Wing hosts Bench to Business event Downtown event provides insight on Air Force partnerships
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing and the Wright Brothers Institute teamed up to share information with the Dayton business community about partnership opportunities. WBI serves as an Air Force Partnership Intermediary to help market available technology. The free event, called
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Lt. Col. Jonathan Ellis (center), Ophthalmology Branch manager of the Aeromedical Consultation Service, Dr. Steven Wright (right), optometrist and Scott Humphrey, cornea imaging technician, demonstrate their Pentacam cornea topography device used in pilot screenings and waiver recommendation cases. The device measures the entire cornea with precision, without contact in only a few seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) ACS Ophthalmology sets sights on flying mission
EDITORS NOTE:  This is the fourth part of a four-part series on the Aeromedical Consultation Service at Wright-Patterson. A link to all of the stories, and the Air Force Waiver Guide, appears below. WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  For many who have had an eye exam, the puff of the glaucoma test is as familiar as a darkened room, letter
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Lt. Col. Kevin Heacock, Neuropsychiatry Branch chief of the Aeromedical Consultation Service, leads discussion on a medical waiver recommendation request case during a branch case review conference October 17. The Neuropsychiatry Branch reviewed 463 cases in 2016 with 80 percent of cases receiving recommendations for medical waivers. (Parts of documents are blurred to protect privacy) (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) ACS Neuropsychiatry helps aviators keep head in the game, stay in the fight
EDITORS NOTE:  This is the third part of a four-part series on the Aeromedical Consultation Service at Wright-Patterson. Part one is the ACS Overview and part two delves into how the ACS' Internal Medicine branch keeps Air Force aviators safely in the skies. A link to those stories, and the Air Force Waiver Guide, appears below. WRIGHT-PATTERSON
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Lt. Col. Dara D. Regn, Aeromedical Consultation Service Internal Medicine branch chief, discusses a waiver recommendation case with a flight surgeon in the Residency in Aerospace Medicine program at Wright-Patterson October 5. Regn’s branch is currently reformatting their database of more than 1.2 million cardiology studies in order to enable more efficient data mining in what is believed to be the world’s largest database of its kind. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) ACS Internal Medicine keeping pilots flying, improves research
EDITORS NOTE:  This is the second part of a four-part series on the Aeromedical Consultation Service at Wright-Patterson. Part three will delve into how the ACS' Neuropsychiatry Branch keeps aviators in the fight. Part one was an overview of the ACS.  A link to that story is below.WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  The Aeromedical
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