National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Press release about the opportunity written by the University of Hawaii Cancer Center found here.

I was a pathway intern with the Anthropometry and Biomechanics Facility (ABF) group at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) located at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Unfortunately, COVID19 shut the world down for a bit and the internship went remote. NASA did a fantastic job at being nibble and flexible and made the best of the situation. The internship, although remote, turned out to be a fantastic experience.

NASA Pathway Intern Patch Pathway Intern Patch
NASA Intern Patch Summer 2020 Intern Summer 2020 Patch
anthropometry and biomechanics facility patch Anthropometry and Biomechanics Facility (ABF) Patch

My work as an intern consisted of 3D body shape modeling and body composition modeling using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). NASA as well as my research lab both utilize 3D body scanning to create 3D meshes of individual for the purpose of analysing shape. 3D scans one of many tools used by NASA to design functional, comfortable, and safe spacesuits.

NASA 3D body scanner
3D laser scanning system

More to come!

Lambert Leong
Lambert Leong
Hi, I am Lambert Leong and I am a cancer researcher and data scientist. I specialize in topics such as artificial intellegence, breast cancer, and medical imaging.
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