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Accueil > À noter > Séminaires > Séminaire du jeudi 24 mai 2012 présenté par Eric Groen (TNO, Human Factors, Pays-Bas) : « Fundamental and applied vestibular research at TNO ». A 14h, Salle des thèses, Faculté des Sciences du Sport, Campus de Luminy (Marseille).

Séminaire du jeudi 24 mai 2012 présenté par Eric Groen (TNO, Human Factors, Pays-Bas) : « Fundamental and applied vestibular research at TNO ». A 14h, Salle des thèses, Faculté des Sciences du Sport, Campus de Luminy (Marseille).

Mise à jour : 17 mai 2012

Invité par Christophe Bourdin (Equipe Comportements Perceptivo-Moteurs).

The TNO research group Equilibrium & Orientation has more than 20 years of experience in vestibular research in humans who operate in (extreme) moving environments, such as at sea ; in the air ; in space ; or in simulators. This knowledge has been implemented in a mathematical model of sensory integration in the perception of self-motion and –orientation. In the first part of his presentation, Eric Groen will outline the general principles of this model. In the second part he will give examples of applied research, such as vestibular adaptation to spaceflight, desensitization of air sickness, spatial disorientation in pilots, and simulation of upset recovery in the Desdemona facility.

Post-scriptum :

Dr. Eric Groen is Senior Scientist in the Human Factors Department of TNO (The Netherlands). His research addresses spatial disorientation, situational awareness, motion sickness, and motion perception in pilots. He worked on various studies related to multimodal interfaces in the cockpit, e.g. a tactile landing aid for helicopter landings in Brownout conditions. He has been teaching spatial disorientation physiology classes to military pilots for more than 10 years, and is instructing the successful TNO desensitization program for airsick pilots. Currently he is Scientific Coordinator of the EU-project SUPRA (Simulation of UPset Recovery in Aviation). This project aims to develop new simulator technologies, including advanced aerodynamic models and motion cueing algorithms, to push the flight simulator envelope for upset recovery training of commercial pilots (see project website www.supra.aero). Eric Groen holds an M.Sc. in Human Physiology, and received his Ph.D. for research on vestibular adaptation in astronauts.