Accession Number:

AD0630518

Title:

STUDIES OF DIVERS' PERFORMANCE DURING THE SEALAB 2 PROJECT

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1966

Corporate Author:

DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES EAST INC NORWALK CT

Report Date:

1966-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

Field studies of the three 10 men teams of divers participating in the SEALAB II project were undertaken. During each teams 15 day submergence at 205 feet, psychomotor tests and a vision test were conducted in the water, and a mental arithmetic test in the habitat. Compared to base line performance dry- land and shallow water conditions, performance on the mental arithmetic test showed no deterioration while performance on the psychomotor tests showed considerable deterioration. Many divers found that their in-water activities proceeded slowly among other causes of a more physical nature, concern for ones safety may detract from the amount of attention one gives to the task at hand. The most active divers in the SEALAB group were those who indicated that they were least fearful and least aroused by the conditions and who were helpful, gregarious, and made least telephone contact with the outside world.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE