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Engineering, Life Sciences, and Health/Medicine Synergy in Aerospace Human Systems Integration: The Rosetta Stone Project
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Author and Affiliation:
Williams, Richard S. [Editor](NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, FL United States)
Doarn, Charles R. [Editor](Cincinnati Univ., NASA IPA, OH, United States)
Shepanek, Marc A.(NASA, Washington, DC, United States)
Abstract: In the realm of aerospace engineering and the physical sciences, we have developed laws of physics based on empirical and research evidence that reliably guide design, research, and development efforts. For instance, an engineer designs a system based on data and experience that can be consistently and repeatedly verified. This reproducibility depends on the consistency and dependability of the materials on which the engineer works and is subject to physics, geometry and convention. In life sciences and medicine, these apply as well, but individuality introduces a host of variables into the mix, resulting in characteristics and outcomes that can be quite broad within a population of individuals. This individuality ranges from differences at the genetic and cellular level to differences in an individuals personality and abilities due to sex and gender, environment, education, etc.
Publication Date: Feb 10, 2017
Document ID:
20180001256
(Acquired Feb 21, 2018)
Subject Category: AEROSPACE MEDICINE
Report/Patent Number: NASA/SP-2017-633, HQ-E-DAA-TN51162
Document Type: Technical Report
Financial Sponsor: NASA; Washington, DC, United States
Description: 142p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Portions of the document may include copyright protected material
NASA Terms: AEROSPACE ENGINEERING; AEROSPACE MEDICINE; AEROSPACE SYSTEMS; HEALTH; LESSONS LEARNED; LIFE SCIENCES; PHYSICAL SCIENCES; SYSTEMS INTEGRATION; COMPLEX SYSTEMS; DECISION MAKING; HUMAN PERFORMANCE; MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS; RELIABILITY; RISK ASSESSMENT; SAFETY FACTORS; SPACECRAFT PERFORMANCE; WIND TUNNELS
Other Descriptors: HUMAN SYSTEMS INTEGRATION; HSI; MEDICINE; ENGINEERING; HUMAN FACTORS; COMPLEX SYSTEM