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 )
NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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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.
- Stress Physiology
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems