LIMITATIONS OF POSTURAL EQUILIBRIUM TESTS FOR EXAMINING SIMULATOR SICKNESS

Authors
  1. Hamilton, K.M.
  2. Kantor, L.
  3. Magee, L.E.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The psychometric properties of four ataxia tests and their sensitivities to disorientation were examined to assess their potential for measuring balance disturbances frequently reported with simulator sickness. The study was conducted in two parts. In the first, subjects practiced for 10 sessions to examine learning effects and to stabilize performance. In the second, the sensitivities of the four tests were examined by comparing performance before and after exposure to sensory conflict produced using a disorientation training flight simulator. Subjective measures of disorientation, including reports of postural disequilibrium, were also collected.
Report Number
DCIEM-88-P-25 — Reprint
Date of publication
15 Mar 1989
Number of Pages
7
Reprinted from
Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, no 60, 1989, p 246-251
DSTKIM No
89-01673
CANDIS No
59603
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