Stone Awarded NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal
Dr. Lee Stone, IFPTE Western Federal Area Vice President and President of IFPTE Local 30 at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA, was awarded NASA's Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal. This most prestigious award is presented to selected individuals who have distinguished themselves by making outstanding contributions to the NASA mission.
The following is a summary of Dr. Stone's awarding winning contribution:
After nearly two-decades of basic research on the relationship between visual perception and eye movements, Dr. Stone's Visuomotor Control Laboratory within the Human-System Integration Division at NASA's Ames Research Center has applied these findings towards the development and empirical validation of a non-invasive eye-movement-based screening tool to detect and characterize human performance and brain function. Potential uses of this new technology include the monitoring the visuomotor health of astronauts during extended exposure to microgravity, the determination of readiness to return to duty of warfighters after blast exposures, and the detection of mild brain injury caused by sports-related head impacts.