Accession Number:

AD0752979

Title:

Improving Distance Estimation Under Water: Long-Term Effectiveness of Training

Descriptive Note:

Medical research progress rept. no. 11

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-07-10

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Due to both optical distortion and water turbidity, divers are usually inaccurate when they estimate distances under water. Previous studies have demonstrated that training with feedback improves judgment accuracy. The present study showed that the effect of training diminishes considerably during the nine weeks following training. A more extensive training program is recommended for diving tasks in which distance estimation is important.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE