Focus Areas

Focus areas of research interests in the Aerospace Medicine and Vestibular Research Laboratory of Michael J. Cevette, Ph.D., and Jan Stepanek, M.D., include:

  • Spatial orientation and disorientation, motion sickness, simulator sickness, vestibular illusions, flight simulation, balance enhancement and electrical stimulation of the vestibular system
  • High-altitude-related threats, including terrestrial high-altitude-related illnesses, performance alterations due to hypoxia or hypocapnia, and hypobaric and hyperbaric operations
  • Acceleration-induced blackout (G-force induced loss of consciousness, or G-LOC, and acceleration-induced loss of consciousness, or A-LOC) and radial tonometry in healthy research participants and in scenarios with increased cardiac risk
  • Life support and risk mitigation in the context of civilian and governmental space flight operations