Accession Number : ADA244243


Title :   Motion Sickness: Significance in Aerospace Operations and Prophylaxis (Le Mal des Transports: Son Importance pour les Operations Aerospatiales et Prophylaxies)


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a244243.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 200


Abstract : In aerospace activities, motion sickness, specifically airsickness, continues to be a problem during flying training and in regular operations of aircrew and passengers (e.g. paratroops). Simulator sickness can degrade the effectiveness of simulator training and space sickness reduces the efficiency of astronauts. Seasickness is also of aeromedical concern in so far as it affects aircrew operating from ships and the survivability of ditched aviators. The Lecture Series has been designed, primarily, to aid practicing Flight Surgeons in the performance of their primary care duties. It should also be of interest to others who wish to obtain an overview of recent advances in the understanding of the aetiology and treatment of motion sickness: The topics to be covered in the 12 lectures are: (1) Clinical features of motion sickness (2) Operational significance of motion sickness (3) Aetiology and neurophysiological mechanisms (4) Physical characteristics of provocative motion (5) Special features of air, space, sea and simulator sickness (6) Selection and assessment of susceptibility (7) Prophylaxis and management. The Lecture Series will conclude with a Round Table Discussion.


Descriptors :   *MOTION SICKNESS , SIMULATORS , SURVIVABILITY , TRAINING , FLIGHT CREWS , FLIGHT TRAINING , AIR , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , PILOTS , CLINICAL MEDICINE , EFFICIENCY , AEROSPACE SYSTEMS , MEDICAL SERVICES , SPACE FLIGHT , SEA STATES , PASSENGERS , PREVENTIVE MEDICINE , DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS , NEUROPHYSIOLOGY , FLIGHT SURGEONS , LECTURES , PARATROOPERS , ASTRONAUTS , ALTITUDE SICKNESS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE