Accession Number : AD0781643

Title :   Evaluation of Sinbad Tests.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bain,E. C. , III ; Berghage,T. E.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : The paper presents the baseline results and analysis of the SINDBAD (Systematic Investigation of Diver Behavior At Depth) data gathered at the U.S. Navy Experimental Diving Unit. Fourteen of the tests in the SINDBAD battery were administered in a dry hyperbaric chamber at one atmosphere absolute pressure to twenty-seven U.S. Navy first class divers. Eight additional tests from the same battery were taken by sixteen of the same divers under similar conditions. Factor analysis of the results revealed that each test was measuring a unique ability. The normative data were gathered on each test for use in comparative studies in both wet and dry hyperbaric environments. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Divers, *Hyperbaric conditions, *Performance(Human), Depth, Perception, Orientation(Direction), Visual perception, Motor reactions, Time, Vigilance, Attention, Underwater

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE