Human Systems Integration (HSI)



    HSI at NASA integrates human health and performance concerns into system design by considering the flight crew as a subsystem and as part of total system performance. This is accomplished by evaluating crew needs, identifying the key drivers to vehicle design, and shaping operational concepts. HSI ensures human concerns (health and performance) are integrated with other vehicle subsystems from the beginning of a project through operation and even decommission. HSI connects human-related subject matter areas (including training, safety, health, human factors, and operations) to really look at all aspects of the human in system design.

    Medical Operations - ISS Ops Team

    Rob Janney and Veronica Sabatier discuss how Medical Operations routinely facilitates ISS Crew Health Care System (CHeCS) operations by performing a multitude of tasks that contribute to the development and continuous support of CHeCS hardware, training and procedures.

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    Video: Medical Operations - ISS Ops
    Total Run Time: 51:43


    Human-Centered Design Process

    How can considering the human system early and often throughout the design process give your project an advantage? Drs. Gordon Vos and Neta Ezer discuss Human-in-the-Loop evaluations, when it is appropriate to employ them in a project life cycle, and how they add value, reduce cost, and buy down risk!

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    Video: Human Centered Design Process
    Total Run Time: 49:08


    Population Analysis

    Providing accommodations to a widely varying user population presents a challenge to designers and engineers. This is especially true for equipment where human-systems integration is affected by multiple critical anthropometric dimensions. In this broadcast, Sherry Thaxton, Ph.D. discusses an approach called “population analysis” and how applying existing human factors techniques in a novel manner can help.
    Presentation Material:
    1. HSI Introduction to Population Analysis
    2. Population Analysis: Communicating About Anthropometry in Context


    Integrated Medical Model (IMM)

    The Integrated Medical Model (IMM) is a software-based decision support tool which forecasts the impact of medical events on space flight missions. Listen to Doug Butler, Eric Kerstman, Lynn Saile, and Charles Minard discuss the IMM and its how optimizes the medical system within the constraints of the space flight environment during simulations.

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    Video: Integrated Medical Model
    Total Run Time: 70:17


    Exploration Medical Capabilities

    Listen to Richard Scheuring, M.D. discuss Exploration Medical Capabilities and the Human Systems Integration process.

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    Video: Exploration Medical Capabilities
    Total Run Time: 60:28


    NASA Human Systems Engineering

    This broadcast addresses critical human-centric elements that contribute to increasing human system performance and ensuring mission success, and their inter-relationships. Presenters include Judith Robinson, Ph.D., David Fitts, Debbie Berdich, Jennifer Fogarty, Ph.D., and Lauren Leveton, Ph.D.

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    Video: Human Systems Engineering
    Total Run Time: 88:45


    HSI Tools for NASA Human Systems Engineering

    Debbie Berdich, David Fitts, and Doug Wong discuss Human Systems Integration at NASA.

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    Video: HSI Tools for NASA Human Systems Engineering
    Total Run Time: 59:41