Physiological Parameters Associated with Extended Helicopter Flight Missions: An Assessment of Pupillographic Data.
ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER ALA
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Six Army aviators served as subjects in a study of various psychological and physiological parameters associated with extended helicopter flight missions. This report presents the results of the initial pupillographic data collected in this study as well as the problems encountered and the recommended solutions. It was shown that the waveform characteristics of the pupillary reflex response to light were irregular. Furthermore, the blinking frequency increased and the pupillary amplitude varied as a function of loaded flight task. Results also revealed that the average pupillary diameter was smaller in the morning than in the evening. This report recommends the future use of pupillography in which an evaluation of pilot alertness is needed. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology