SIMULATOR INDUCED SICKNESS AMONG HERCULES AIRCREW

Authors
  1. Magee, L.E.
  2. Kantor, L.
  3. Sweeney, D.M.C.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The purposes of the study were to investigate the incidence, severity, and time-course of simulator sickness among pilots and flight engineers training on a C-130H (Hercules) flight simulator, and to assess the influence of flight experience on susceptibility. Evidence of simulator sickness was collected by questionnaire, tests of balance, and observation. Overt signs of pallor, sweating, drowsiness and visual nystagmus were also recorded at these times. Thirty-five of the 42 aircrew (i.e., 83%) tested reported characteristic symptoms of simulator sickness. The most prevalent were eyestrain, mental and physical fatigue, and after-sensations of motion. Some effects persisted following simulator training for many hours although most were not severe. Few had delayed onset. TRUNCATED
Report Number
AGARD-CP-433-PAP-5 — @Paper presented at the Aerospace Medical Panel Symposium held in Brussels, Belgium, 29 September - 1 October 1987; CONTAINED IN 88-04276
Date of publication
15 Jun 1988
Number of Pages
8
DSTKIM No
88-04271
CANDIS No
57476
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