Congratulations Dr. Oshin Tyagi on your successful defense on “Uncovering Sex-Specific Mechanisms of Neuromuscular Fatigue Under Cognitive and Motor Perturbations via Neuromodulation and Brain Network Analysis.” What an amazing year this has been for you!
The NeuroErgonomics Lab is so proud of you! We can’t wait to see what the future hold for you as you embark on your new journey this fall at the University of Michigan Industrial & Operations Engineering (IOE) as an assistant professor!!
Contact Ranjana Mehta through LinkedIn for more information!
The NeuroErgonomics Lab in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University is seeking two post-doctoral fellows with strong backgrounds in human factors and ergonomics, cognitive neuroscience, HCI, or neural engineering to lead one of two extramurally funded research projects:
1) Human states predictions (e.g., stress, learning, fatigue) and closed-loop technological mitigations in controlled and field environments using wearable neuro/physiological/behavioral sensors; and
2) Multimodal brain-behavior mappings of human-autonomy teaming across increasing contextual complexities.
- Interested candidates should have obtained a Ph.D. by the start date (the position can start in Summer/Fall 2023).
- Knowledge of human factors theories and assessment methods (performance, physiological, and subjective assessments)
- Knowledge and experience in developing/applying computational techniques to analyze bio-behavioral data (e.g., neural, physiological, movement, or eye tracking)
- Excellent human subjects’ experimentation skills
- Strong programming skills
- A strong track record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations
- The ideal candidate will have proven talent to work independently with excellent interpersonal, communication, and mentoring skills
Contact Ranjana Mehta through LinkedIn for more information!
We’re thrilled to announce that our NeuroErgo Symposium took place on May 3rd! Our talented undergraduate researchers showcased their hard work and dedication throughout the semester. Keep reading to learn more about each team and their fascinating findings!
First up is Team T2D, who presented their groundbreaking research on trust and #HumanRobotTeaming. Their work utilized heart rate variability, #fNIRS, and #EEG systems to analyze neurophysiological #synchrony in teams.
Next, the NASA team shared their insights on the effects of #fatigue on motor function during space flight. By using GVS brain stimulation to replicate the experience of #astronauts returning to Earth, they were able to investigate the impact of fatigue on #MotorFunction over time.
The EXO team focused on soft body #exoskeletons and their usefulness in #EmergencyResponse situations. They evaluated the effectiveness and perceived usefulness of exos with EMS practitioners in ER-related tasks.
The LEARNER team presented their innovative immersive training platform for emergency responders. Their user studies, which utilized computer-based and #AugmentedReality training, showed the impact of performance and workload on the effectiveness of #learning.
Finally, the M3X team explored dynamic #trust in #AutonomousVehicles through #EyeTracking, heart rate variability, and subjective measures. Their findings shed light on drivers’ takeover behaviors during traffic situations and their attitudes towards #AVs.
We’re incredibly proud of our undergraduate researchers, many of whom are graduating this month with job offers and internships. Congratulations to everyone on their new journeys!
Gig em’ always!
The Neuroergonomics Lab was happy to attend the #2023HoustonHFES Symposium last Friday! We always enjoy the opportunity to meet up with our fellow Human Factors and Egonomics students and professionals to share and learn about the research being done in the field!
While at the symposium, we had a few teams present their research at the poster presentation session.
David Nartey AWS on “Predicting Task Performance and Fatigue Perception Scores in a Cognitive Fatiguing task”
The lab also had two teams give oral presentations at the symposium!
Eshan Manchanda on ”Evaluation of passive low-back exoskeletons for EMS”
We had a wonderful time and were so happy to be a part of the event! Thank you @HoustonHfes for hosting and we look forward to next year! Way to go to each team who came out!
We’re thrilled to announce that Eshan Manchanda, an Undergraduate Researcher at the NeuroErgonomics Lab, has been accepted into the Summer Research Program at the Texas A&M University School of Medicine! 🎉👨🔬🧠
This fantastic opportunity will allow Eshan Manchanda to delve deeper into his passion for biomedical research and explore the fascinating intersection of engineering and healthcare. As Eshan himself says, his ultimate goal is to solve the problems related to the biological limits of the brain, and we can’t wait to see what he discovers this summer. Congratulations, Eshan, and best of luck in this program!
Check out this news article by KHRD on Oshin Tyagi and Cheif Justin Reed on their recent collaboration in research on bridging the gap between EMS professionals and exoskeleton manufacturers to develop devices that could reduce lower back strain and injuries while on the job.
Isabella Pedron and Sebastian Villa Cuellar presented a poster on “Developing an Adaptive Exoskeleton Training for Emergency Responders using Virtual Reality” (Lindsey Brenner and Shantanu Vyas – Graduate Mentors)
Learn more about our passive low back exoskeleton research in Public Safety by Oshin Tyagi and her team (Tiash Rana Mukherjee and Eshan Manchanda)! Very proud of this independent (and student-led extramurally funded) project on understanding the potential benefits and acceptance of exoskeletons on EMS personnel musculoskeletal health!
Check out the article here.
Not only did we enjoy live demonstrations of projects, but we also had the opportunity to discuss the needs and experiences of first responders over lunch and tiramisu! We were delighted to have you and we hope to host you again sometime soon!