Accession Number:

ADA210512

Title:

Simulator Sickness: Reaction to a Transformed Perceptual World. 2. Sourcebook and Suggested Readings

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 1 Sep 1981-15 Apr 1985

Corporate Author:

ESSEX CORP ORLANDO FL

Report Date:

1985-03-20

Pagination or Media Count:

330.0

Abstract:

This paper traces the history of the phenomena of simulator sickness from the time it was first reported in 1957-58. Although the literature is sparse less than 300 printed pages, a large body of anecdotal evidence has accumulated and a series of reports have been published. The focus of this document is to survey the available literature and to reproduce it to be easily accessible by engineers and scientists. The report is organized into three sections and an appendix. Section I is an introduction and serves to orient the readers to the remaining sections. Section II deals with the issue of motion sickness and its relationship to simulator sickness. Section III reviews the studies of simulator sickness and surfaces hypotheses for research. These suggestions in the form of research initiatives, have been offered to stimulate further discussion. Appendix A contains reproductions of articles dealing with simulator sickness, including reports of simulator sickness outcomes, provocation experiments, messages, dispatches, and documentations of the aftereffects. Much of this material was originally of limited distribution. The theme of this report, and others in the series, is that simulator sickness is a reaction to a transformed perceptual world.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE