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Hayman, Allison Paige Anderson

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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.


  • wearable technology, isolated confined environments


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courses taught

  • ASEN 2012 - Experimental and Computational Methods in Aerospace Engineering Sciences
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2021
    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 / Fall 2022
    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 / Spring 2023
    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 / Spring 2022
    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 5016 - Space Life Sciences
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Spring 2024
    Familiarizes students with factors affecting living organisms in the reduced-gravity environment of space flight. Covers basic life support requirements, human physiological adaptations, and cellular-level gravity dependent processes with emphasis on technical writing and research proposal preparation.
  • ASEN 5226 - Medicine in Space and Surface Environments
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Introduces concepts of space medicine and provides a focused analysis on exploration medical capabilities. This course provides a unique learning opportunity to understand the medical challenges of human spaceflight. This is done both in the classroom and in an immersive field simulation that allows students to engage in medical care in simulated planetary surface environments. As such, it also introduces students to important concepts in human spaceflight operations which are difficult to teach in the classroom.
  • ASEN 5519 - Selected Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2022
    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 6316 - Extravehicular Activity
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Expose students to all aspects of extravehicular activity (EVA) to enable them to design systems to facilitate EVA for future human exploration. This course will draw upon the academic elements of design, engineering, technology development, physiology, operations, human-machine interaction, and geology to provide an interdisciplinary look at this topic. Recommended restriction: aerospace or biomedical engineering students with a focus in bioastronautics.
  • 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 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023


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