Noise Effects on Boat Operator Performance.
Final rept. Aug 76-Jan 78,
WYLE LABS HUNTSVILLE ALA
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This document presents the results of the fourth in a series of experiments concerning the effects of the boating environment on a boat operators ability to respond to a visual target. The experiment was designed to investigate the effects of noise, fatigue, and wind on the operators response times and error scores on the Visual Alertness Stressor Test VAST. The results indicated that the test subjects performed much better when the boats windshield was removed, and that fatigue causes poorer performance in low and medium noise conditions. No overall noise effect was observed in the data. These data are related to the stressor literature at large and to previous VAST studies. Recommendations are made for future applications of the VAST research. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Stress Physiology
- Safety Engineering