Accession Number:

AD0713147

Title:

EFFECTS OF THE UNDERWATER ENVIRONMENT UPON WORK EFFICIENCY OF DIVERS

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Mar-Aug 1970

Corporate Author:

MAN FACTORS INC SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1970-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

The effects of working underwater upon certain human performance characteristics during the execution of specific complex tasks were studied. The tasks examined were A complex maintenance task involving the disassembly and reassembly of a water filtration unit, and The execution of a metal task involving the processes of numerical reasoning, digit memory span and pattern perception. These tasks were performed in self-paced fashion at a working depth of 33 feet. During test sessions measures were taken of breathing gas consumption rate, Litersmin. STPD, air, as well as time and accuracy measures of the task performed.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE