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Anderson, Allison Paige Assistant Professor

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Research

research overview

  • My research investigates issues in aerospace biomedical engineering and human physiology in extreme environments. My focus is to develop technologies to measure and mitigate the body’s adaptations to these unique conditions. I investigate human performance, biomechanics, and injuries in extravehicular activity (EVA) with wearable sensing systems. I have also developed methodologies for assessing changes in intracranial pressure (ICP) through the ear, by measuring changes in cochlear distortion product otoacoustic emissions. I have investigated the fundamental physiology of the eye and how its shape and pressure are also altered, including under artificial gravity centrifugation. I also investigate behavioral health outcomes in isolated, confined environments, investigating the use of virtual reality for attention restoration and relaxation. This work has been extended to assess alternative reality technologies (e.g. virtual and augmented reality) for spacecraft habitat design.

keywords

  • wearable technology, isolated confined environments

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ASEN 2012 - Experimental and Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering Sciences
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces statistical, experimental, and computational methods used in aerospace engineering sciences. Usage of MatLab is extensive.
  • ASEN 4018 - Senior Projects 1: Design Synthesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Focuses on the synthesis of technical knowledge, project management, design process, leadership, and communications within a team environment. Students progress through the design process beginning with requirements development, then preliminary design and culminating with critical design. Offered fall only.
  • ASEN 4028 - Senior Projects 2: Design Practicum
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Focuses on the fabrication, integration, verification and validation of designs produced in ASEN 4018. Students work within the same teams from ASEN 4018. Offered spring only.
  • ASEN 4519 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019 / Spring 2020
    Studies specialized aspects of the aerospace engineering sciences or innovative treatment of required subject matter at the upper-division level. Course content is indicated in the online Schedule Planner. Department enforced prerequisite varies.
  • ASEN 5519 - Selected Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020
    Reflects upon specialized aspects of aerospace engineering sciences. Course content is indicated in the online Class Search. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: varies.
  • ASEN 6519 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2021
    Reflects upon specialized aspects of aerospace engineering sciences. Course content is indicated in the online Schedule Planner. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: varies.
  • ASEN 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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