Accession Number:

ADA152548

Title:

The Aerospace Medical Panel Symposium on Motion Sickness: Mechanisms, Prediction, Prevention, and Treatment Held at Williamsburg, Virginia on 3-4 May 1984

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

181.0

Abstract:

Motion sickness continues to be a significant operational problem in the armed forces of the NATO Countries. Space motion sickness has emerged as a major operational concern in the short duration space shuttle flights, with nearly 50 of all crew members experiencing some symptoms. The 21 papers included in these proceedings concern recent developments in understanding etiological factors contributing to air, sea, car, simulator and space sickness, identifying neurological mechanisms mediating motion sickness, developing predictive tests of susceptibility, and preventing and treating motion sickness. These papers and their accompanying discussions highlight the different stages of progress and understanding that have been achieved in these sub-areas of motion sickness research they also identify laboratory findings that can be incorporated in programs for alleviating motion sickness under operational conditions. Additional keywords NATO furnished aerospace medicine biofeedback desensitizing.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE