Accession Number:

ADA499773

Title:

Review of National Work Programme on the Long Term Effects of Sustained High G on the Cervical Spine (Analyse du programme de travail national : les effets long terme sur la colonne cervicale d'un nombre de G lev et prolong )

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

Empirical evidence, as well as long term studies with radiographic techniques, suggests that flying high performance aircraft has an adverse effect on the cervical spine of aviators. The RTO Group HFM-083 was created to determine the extent of the effects due to long term exposures to sustained G levels and to develop mitigation recommendations. Contributing nations have focused on diverse aspects of the problem, such as Aircrew questionnaires, countermeasures, treatment, characterization of the spinal pain beyond questionnaires, muscular activity EMG, imaging MRI, and modelling. Recommendations for future work are provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE