The National Biodynamics Laboratory conducts research to enhance performance and prevent injuries to humans when exposed to external forces.
Focus: human factors
Location/address: NASA Michoud Assembly Facility, 13800 Old Gentilly Road, Building 420, New Orleans
Phone: 504.257.3918 or 504.257.3917
Overview: Conducts biodynamics and human factors research to enhance performance and prevent injury to human beings when they are exposed to external forces, motions, and accelerations such as those encountered in aircraft, ships, automobiles and other moving environments.
Technical expertise/research fields: Human factors investigations of optimal operator/equipment or operator/environment interaction; head and neck acceleration of the human body; data processing for the National Crash Survival Data Bank; cognitive-behavior anti-motion sickness training program; machining of test fixtures for high-g testing applications; operation and configuration of horizontal accelerator and vertical accelerator; recording of shipboard motion data; configuration of data acquisition systems to measure ship shock, vibration, or acceleration data
Facilities/equipment: Ship Motion Simulator; Six Degrees-of Freedom Motion Platform; Tri-axial tilt/rotation chair, machine shop, welding shop and woodworking shop
Research/site/business development contact: Thomas G. Dobie
Mailing address: National Biodynamics Laboratory, University of New Orleans, COE Room 910, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148