With the most advanced testing procedures, the heart, the circulation, respiration and metabolic processes are analysed at rest, under stress and afterwards. The method enables health, physical and physiological efficiency to be assessed and physical fitness to be determined.

By testing the electrical and mechanical operation of the heart, an objective picture is established of heart and circulation at rest, of agitation caused by stress, and the capability of processing this.

Physical, mental and physiological performance can be measured on a treadmill, a bicycle ergometer, and also, in a training setting, in simulators. By means of sensors located in the examination rooms, the pilots can be observed even before the flight training sessions. With the at-rest measurements taken immediately before and after the flights, the rest levels of the pilots can be easily analysed, as can the effects on the body of the flight situations dealt with during the flight.

During the tests carried out in the simulators, data on the pilot’s bodily functions are recorded telemetrically in real time, thus information is created on what reactions the human body has, and how ef ficiently the special tasks and emergencies which are typically encountered in the exams are handled as they occur during the flight. The measurement results can be compared with the flying results, which the IOS system can replay in real time.

There is opportunity in the Centre, using the most up-todate research results and methodology, for people to receive help who for some reason or other have a “morbid” fear of flying, so this means of travel is out of the question for them.