The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) will share research facilities and equipment with Kettering Medical Center (KMC), and Siemens Medical Solutions will support the collaboration by making KMC a research site for its medical imaging technology.
The agreement was arranged between Kettering Health Network in Dayton, Ohio, and AFRL's Human Effectiveness Directorate in Wright-Patterson AF Base, Ohio.
The four institutions will work together on a human effectiveness study aimed at predicting the effects of fatigue and identifying people who are least likely to suffer negative effects from sleep deprivation. They will work to advance imaging techniques and seek individualized diagnostic and treatment options for people in poor health, according to the companies.
The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) in Ohio will support it with physicists and other experts. Other collaborators, such as UDRI and Qbase, a locally-based data mining company, will be participating in this initiative in the future.
Personnel and equipment are scheduled to be in place around June.