Accession Number : AD0781708

Title :   Underwater Work Performance and Work Tolerance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan-31 Mar 74,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Egstrom,Glen H. ; Weltman,Gershon

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 188

Abstract : The objective of the study was the classification of the relationships between selected parameters of diver performance and intervening variables such as cold, narcosis and immersion. Findings indicate that for given amounts of thermal protection, performance decrements varied as a function of water temperature, exposure time and task complexity. Performance decrements using hyperbaric air are modified by task difficulty, training and environmental factors. The interaction of stress producing variables and cognitive function is highly state dependent and is modified by factors such as training adaptation, length of exposure and temperature. A number of these interactions are documented in the report. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Performance(Human), *Stress(Physiology), *Divers, *Hyperbaric conditions, Underwater, Tolerances(Physiology), Low temperature, Memory(Psychology), Reasoning

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE