The Institute of Aerospace Medicine, together with its Hamburg-based Aviation and Space Psychology division as well as its new research facility :envihab, is part of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne-Porz. Within DLR, the Institute of Aerospace Medicine is the only research center focusing on life science questions with regard to aviation, space flight, and traffic.
In the highly technological environment of the future, people will be even more mobile – both on Earth and in space. And they must remain equally healthy and effective in both of these environments. Our Institute of Aerospace Medicine provides for this by developing long-term solutions aimed at increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the system of interdependent effects between humans, machines, and the environment. The institute makes important contributions to the medical areas of prevention, individualization and remote care so as to meet the demands people face, both in today’s society and that of the future.