Accession Number : AD0617756

Title :   THE EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE TO A ROTATING ENVIRONMENT (10RPM) ON FOUR AVIATORS FOR A PERIOD OF TWELVE DAYS,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Graybiel,A. ; Kennedy,R. S. ; Knoblock,E. C. ; Guedry,F. E. ,Jr. ; mertz,W.

Report Date : 30 MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : Four carefully selected military personnel undergoing flight training were exposed to constant rotation at a speed of 10 RPM for 12 days in the Pensacola Slow Rotation Room. Environmental and working conditions simulated in many respects those which might obtain in a rotating orbiting spacecraft. The findings are discussed under three headings: clinical symptoms, clinical laboratory findings, and psychophysiological performance. The experiment has demonstrated that countermeasured in addition to adaptation are needed if there is immediate exposure to rotational velocities of 10 RPM and that the rotating room is a useful device for further exploration of vestibular and central nervous system mechanisms. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ROTATION, TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY)), MILITARY PERSONNEL, ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, COUNTERMEASURES, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, BIOCHEMISTRY, CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, MOTION SICKNESS, VISUAL ACUITY, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, DISEASES, SPACE PERCEPTION, POSTURE(PHYSIOLOGY), GRAVITY, MEDICAL EXAMINATION, AEROSPACE MEDICINE

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