Diagnosis of Simulator Sickness in the CF-18 WST

Authors
  1. Magee, L.E.
  2. Tully, P.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The purposes of this report are to identify potential causes for simulator sickness in the CF-18 Weapons System Trainer (WST), and to provide a means of estimating the extent of the problem. Reported here is an analysis of visual system features which indicates that the WST has considerable potential for generating simulator sickness. Symptoms of simulator sickness and their possible effects on safety and training effectiveness are discussed. The development of a questionnaire to assess the scope and time course of an individual's simulator sickness is described and some objective observations are suggested to validate the the questionnaire results. Data gathered by these means should help provide a rational basis for flight restrictions following simulator training on the WST.
Keywords
Air force training
Report Number
DCIEM-86-R-01 —
Date of publication
15 Nov 1985
Number of Pages
50
DSTKIM No
86-01991
CANDIS No
96713
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF);Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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