Accession Number:

ADA244243

Title:

Motion Sickness: Significance in Aerospace Operations and Prophylaxis (Le Mal des Transports: Son Importance pour les Operations Aerospatiales et Prophylaxies)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

200.0

Abstract:

In aerospace activities, motion sickness, specifically airsickness, continues to be a problem during flying training and in regular operations of aircrew and passengers e.g. paratroops. Simulator sickness can degrade the effectiveness of simulator training and space sickness reduces the efficiency of astronauts. Seasickness is also of aeromedical concern in so far as it affects aircrew operating from ships and the survivability of ditched aviators. The Lecture Series has been designed, primarily, to aid practicing Flight Surgeons in the performance of their primary care duties. It should also be of interest to others who wish to obtain an overview of recent advances in the understanding of the aetiology and treatment of motion sickness The topics to be covered in the 12 lectures are 1 Clinical features of motion sickness 2 Operational significance of motion sickness 3 Aetiology and neurophysiological mechanisms 4 Physical characteristics of provocative motion 5 Special features of air, space, sea and simulator sickness 6 Selection and assessment of susceptibility 7 Prophylaxis and management. The Lecture Series will conclude with a Round Table Discussion.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE