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Dava Newman tells the Tale of Three Suits. The space suits she has designed for NASA help astronauts maintain bone density and to be as efficient as possible. Newman hopes the space developed technology is also used to empower people with disabilities to complete daily activities to help them live happy lives.


Dava Newman is professor of aeronautics and astronautics and engineering systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is also the director of the Technology and Policy Program and a Margaret MacVicar faculty fellow. Her expertise is in multidisciplinary research that combines aerospace biomedical engineering, human-in-the-loop modeling, biomechanics, human-interface technology, life sciences, systems analysis, design, and policy.



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