The aim of the SIMSKILL project is to develop an adequate prediction theory on how the skills for tasks th So far, sleep disturbances remain among the most common complaints with regard to health and well-being in extreme environments, especially so in polar regions. This study aims at deducing the potential mechanism behind those disturbances. Furthermore, and for the first time, apart from the fundamental research regarding sleep disturbances, this project also includes an operational part, where two countermeasures are investigated.
The aim of the SIMSKILL project is to develop an adequate prediction theory on how the skills for tasks that are carried out infrequently during space mission degrade over time by measuring performance in an ecologically valid environment and with a task set embracing its multimodal nature.
The aim of the FemHab project is to investigate the combined effects of hypoxia and sustained recumbency (bedrest), on human physiological systems.
The aim of the CIRCAFLEX project is to investigate the influence of endogenous circadian flexibility on sleepiness, fatigue, cognitive function, endocrine, autonomic and emotional regulation after acute sleep deprivation (30hrs) and daytime sleep recovery (4hrs).
Sleep, sleepiness and vigilance in emergency medicine.
Optimizing performance on a flight simulator using self- regulation of central and autonomic arousal.
By researching the psychophysiological mechanisms of fatigue, this project will improve knowledge on performance degradation in sustained operations involving both thermal stress and even mild to moderate hypoxia due to altitude.
Seasickness on the Astrolabe: Characterization and evaluation of pharmacological countermeasures during turnaround missions.
Psychological Status Monitoring by Computerised Analysis of Language Phenomena.
Safety and risk management : from aviation to medicine. Feasibility study of implementing a safety management system in emergency medicine.
Operational Combat Performance
This project, which is conducted with the Dutch DoD and TNO, aims at identifying which set of parameters is relevant as a precocious marker of performance decrement in the framework of military operations.
Optimizing decompression sickness mitigation strategies in military diving and high-altitude flying operations using a novel adaptive gas exchange model