Tag: "pilots" at medical news
Background 'DWI' checks effective
General aviation pilots
with a previous conviction for driving while intox...e 43 percent more likely to crash their plane than pilots
with no history of DWI, according to a new study of more than 300,000 pilot records by researchers a...
Most alcohol-related plane crashes occur at night and in worsening weather conditions
...alcohol-related plane crashes, with BACs for these pilots
ranging from 70 to 239 milligrams per deciliter. ...egal limit. In the 1960s, more than 30 percent of pilots
who were killed in plane crashes had elevated BACs. Some studies have shown that this level dropped...
When looking isn't seeing: Is cockpit design flawed?
... objects will better stimulate visual reactions in pilots
than conventional multi-coloured outline displays. The potential advantages for new types of display arise because our conscious visual perception of the environment is very restricted. The retina in the human eye can register literally thousands of ...
Lose weight fast the ESA way!
...rabola flown. Everything is under control. As the pilots
finally start righting the aircraft a view of the ...lly notice. Pilot's eye view Joining the three pilots
in the A-300 cockpit makes for an even more startling view. As they tilt the aircraft upwards to an ...
Neutron detector under development to monitor spacecraft radiation
...to neutrons, people living at high elevations, and pilots
flying at high altitudes on long-haul schedules or on flights over the poles, where the Earth's magnetic field is weak and cosmic rays can readily penetrate. "When traveling outside of the Earth's atmosphere and its magnetic field, radiation doses to...
Researchers fly away from gravity on the 35th ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign
Le Barzic is one of three expert pilots
on ESA's A-300 'Zero-G' Airbus, billed by its operator Novespace as 'the plane that removes gravity'. The aircraft has been specially strengthened to fly parabolic arcs enabling researchers to carry out experiments in weightlessness without going int...
Patient simulator improves performance of clinical trial coordinators
...atient Safety Center. "The process is analogous to pilots
who can train under all sorts of conditions without flying. After going through the simulations, the coordinators in our study saw a dramatic and statistically significant increase in their confidence levels." Taekman, who is also assistant dean for ...
UI researchers use SIREN driving simulator to study driving risk factors
...plays found in sophisticated airplanes and used by pilots
to monitor the skies. Using enhanced visual cues, the tool allows excellent situation awareness on a small screen, and can be used to test drivers' decision-making and other abilities. In addition to these hi-tech devices, the researchers also use a ...
Mapping the air to safeguard your looks, the environment and planes in flight
...lies largely on reports from observation stations, pilots
and also webcams. But satellites are well suited to detect ash and also sulphur dioxide gas, typically a 'signature' of volcanic eruptions. Until recently the GOME instrument aboard ERS-2 was producing daily aerosol and sulphur dioxide plume maps an...
UC Davis physicians use high-tech virtual system
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- For decades pilots
have used flight simulators to hone their skills. Now UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center is establishing a Center for Virtual Care to house technology that enhances training for physicians, nurses and other members of the health-care team...
Desert sandstorms add dangers for pilots
... the war continues in Iraq, helicopter and fighter pilots
face dangers of experiencing disorientation during...l Engineering at Texas A&M University, has studied pilots
and the spatial disorientation they might experience operating in environments with poor visibility....
Drug beats sleep?
...early caused by lifestyle. Police, hospital staff, pilots
and people who work at all-night stores are among ...groups of people. One study of military helicopter pilots
showed that the drug helped them stay alert and capable of performing complex tasks for almost two d...
Tired medical professionals working long hours may put patients at risk
...an't just pretend that it's not an issue." Airline pilots
and truck drivers work under strict guidelines to prevent fatigue-related errors, but no comparable comprehensive regulations exist for medical professionals. Although there is no clinical proof that tired doctors and nurses are dangerous for patient...
Alzheimer's drug improves pilots' performance on tests
...rican Academy of Neurology. The study involved 18 pilots
with an average age of 52. First, the pilots
conducted seven practice flights on a flight simulator to train them to perform a complex series of ...
Behavior management programs help seniors with chronic illnesses sleep better
... a program created for the U.S. Air Force to train pilots
and shift workers to sleep better. HART was used over a period of six weeks and the tapes combined progressive muscle relaxation, breathing relaxation, cognitive relaxation, cognitive retraining and nature sounds. It also included instruction in te...
Devices that emit sounds to track medical status or pinpoint military targets may cause mistakes
..., guiding everyone from nurses and surgeons to jet pilots
-- sometimes in critical or life-threatening situa...es appear in an array of settings, warning fighter pilots
of target and threat locations, evaluating the structural integrity of large bridges, guiding the ma...
...es in the brain that can impair the performance of pilots
and divers. In addition, pharmaceutical trials could potentially use NeuroGraph to test the efficacy of new drugs on brain activity against drugs already on the market....
Gender differences in general aviation crashes
flying general aviation (private) aircraft in the ...nattention or flawed decision-making, while female pilots
are more likely to crash from mishandling the aircraft, according to a study by researchers at the J...
Psychologist finds low-cost methods to prevent pharmacy mistakes
...armacists could come and work the same way airline pilots
use flight simulators....
The latest flight jacket gives pilots a real feel for flying
An unusual flight jacket that prods pilots
in the torso could save theirlives-and save the US...e new tactile flight jacket is designed to prevent pilots
becomingdisoriented when taking off at extreme accelerations from an aircraft carrier,for example, o...