Accession Number : AD0412818

Title :   SYMPOSIUM ON MOTION SICKNESS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO WEIGHTLESSNESS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date : JUN 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : This report compiles the papers prepared for the symposium on motion sickness during a weightless state held at the Behavioral Sciences Laboratory, Aerospace Medical Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB in March 1960. Motion sickness is defined, its etiology is discussed, and proposals for prophylaxis and treatment are made. It contains a panel discussion among the principal contribu tors of the symposium, a theoretical study and two papers dealing with personal experiences in weightlessness. The high incidence of nausea occurring in the zero-G flights was suspected to be largely due to the excessive accelerations occurring in the pre- and post-zero-G periods accompanying these flights. Evidence to date indicated that weightlessness by itself was not nauseating, however, rapid head movements in the environment could rapidly produce disturbing influences. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOTION SICKNESS, SYMPOSIA), WEIGHTLESSNESS, THERAPY, THEORY, GRAVITY, PERCEPTION, AIRCRAFT.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE