Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory

The Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory (AGSOL) at Brandeis University has over 30-years of experience in studying human factors, spatial orientation, sensorimotor adaptation, and motion sickness in space flight and parabolic flight, as well as in a variety of force field environments including high G and G transitions, zero G, rotation/artificial gravity, and virtual/simulator environments. The Graybiel Laboratory's experimental program is designed to advance our effort to develop a predictive model of human vestibular orientation, posture stabilization, and neural control of movement. Novel experiments are performed to further our understanding of human motor control. By researching and examining a broad spectrum of topics we can gain valuable knowledge and help solve practical problems in aeronautics, astronautics, medicine and occupational therapy, to name just a few relevant fields.

Sirius Astronaut Training

Based on our long-standing involvement in space research and employing unique research facilities, in close collaboration with the Ashton Graybiel Spatial Orientation Laboratory we have developed several programs for training commercial and research astronauts for private spaceflight missions. These programs train in such sensorimotor human factors as motion sickness, spatial disorientation and movement errors, spatial illusions, and artificial gravity/rotating environment, just to name a few. Our implementation of these protocols will maximize commercial spaceflight efficiency, productivity and comfort, as well as flight enjoyment of space tourists.

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