Accession Number:

AD0683717

Title:

FURTHER PHYSIOLOGIC RESEARCH ON HUMAN TUMBLING

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Jan 1967-May 1968

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

Twelve tumbling problems, ranging from impaired performance to water immersion deconditioning, were investigated by using an important training and physiologic research tool--the all-altitude air-bearing research and training simulator ARTS. It was shown that among healthy persons there is a wide spectrum in tolerance to tumbling. Evidence was obtained that men may be disoriented by tumbling, yet show no symptoms of motion sickness, and vice versa. Other investigations which are described include complex patterns of rotation and tumbling, respiratory effects, phase shifts at different rpms, subject capability to perform a simulated flying movement during turning, body position effects, and the ability of some subjects to withstand continuous tumbling for at least 1 hour.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE