Accession Number:

AD0747701

Title:

Underwater Work Performance and Work Tolerance

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Report Date:

1972-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

The report presents findings of the research efforts for 1971 in the study of underwater work performance and work tolerance conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles. The studies were directed towards the development of performance decrement curves related to the specific variables which affect underwater work. Experiments designed to add to the body of knowledge necessary to the formation of decrement curves were conducted. The experiments examined a the effect of cold-water exposure upon memory, reasoning ability, and vigilance, b the effect of depth upon memory, c wet vs. dry training for a specific underwater task, and d the physiological and performance effects of heliox as a breathing gas in cold water.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE