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December 6, 2016

JAXA officially partners with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force Aeromedical Laboratory

On November 29, 2016, the JAXA Aeronautical Technology Directorate signed an official partnership agreement with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force Aeromedical Laboratory, which conducts aviation-related medical research, psychological research, and practical-application testing within the Air Self-Defense Force organization. Under the new agreement, JAXA and the Aeromedical Laboratory will collaborate in an effort to establish more sophisticated technologies for ensuring aircraft and pilot safety. The joint-research initiative will include technologies for measuring pilot brain activity, providing pilots with in-flight support, measuring pilot workload levels, evaluating human error, and more.

Aeromedical Laboratory Commander Shin'ya Bekku (L) and Aeronautical Technology Directorate Director General Fumikazu Itoh (R) at the signing ceremony

More information:
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force Aeromedical Laboratory website (In Japanese only)

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