Research

Flight Medicine Systems offers a comprehensive range of aviation medicine research services. We can respond to any research requirement. We specialise in the following areas:

  • Gravitational physiology and the effects of high G forces
  • Altitude physiology and oxygen systems
  • Spatial disorientation
  • Motion sickness
  • Escape and survival (including ejection seat technology)
  • Clinical aviation medicine
  • Human factors
  • Research project design and implementation
  • Literature reviews

We have completed a significant number of research projects for various private companies, government agencies and international clients. The majority of these are commercially sensitive and confidential. In Australia, we have completed the following research projects for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), all of which are publicly available on the ATSB website:

  • An overview of spatial disorientation as a factor in aviation accidents and incidents. ATSB Transport Safety Report B20070063. December 2007.
  • Pilot incapacitation: analysis of medical conditions affecting pilots involved in accidents and incidents. 1 January 1975 to 31 March 2006. ATSB Transport Safety Report B2006/0170. January 2007.
  • An analysis of in-flight passenger injuries and medical conditions. 1 January 1975 to 31 March 2006. ATSB Transport Safety Report B2006/0171. October 2006.
  • Accidents and incidents involving alcohol and drugs in Australian civil aviation. 1 January 1975 to 31 March 2006. ATSB Transport Safety Report B2006/0169. June 2006.
  • Depressurisation accidents and incidents involving Australian civil aircraft. 1 January 1975 to 31 March 2006. ATSB Transport Safety Report B2006/0142. June 2006.
  • Diabetes mellitus and its effects on pilot performance and flight safety: a review. ATSB Research Report, June 2005.
  • Alcohol and human performance from an aviation perspective: a review. ATSB Research Report, March 2004.
  • Cannabis and its effects on pilot performance and flight safety: a review. ATSB Research Report, March 2004.