Accession Number:

ADA164099

Title:

An Analysis of Potential Predictive Parameters of Motion Sickness Using a Computerized Biophysical Data Acquisition System.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1985-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

254.0

Abstract:

A computerized biophysical data acquisition system was refined and used to collect biophysical data on human volunteer subjects to examine effects of coriolis induced motion sickness. Redesigned sensors to measure electrical cardiac activity, cardiac chest rebound, abdominalthoracic respiration, peripheral pulse blood volume, facial pulse blood volume, skin temperature, gastricintestinal activity, nystagmus, and brain wave activity were incorporated with commercially available sensors for galvanic skin response, heart rate, and blood pressure to thoroughly measure the subjects vital signs. Subjects were rotated in a multi-axis motion chair and data collected for later analysis. Data were collected on paper strip chart recorders in parallel with a MASSCOMP MC500 minicomputer. The MASSCOMP data acquisition system software was refined with better documentation and to allow data replay. Keywords Illness, Aerospace Medicine, Aviation Medicine.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE