Accession Number : ADA189589

Title :   An Analysis of Physiological Data Related to Motion Sickness for Use in a Real-Time Motion Sickness Indicator.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Drylie, Michael E

PDF Url : ADA189589

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The goal of this thesis project was to continue to collect physiological data on volunteers as motion sickness was induced, analyze the data collected, test and improve motion sickness indicators previously developed, for use in a real-time processor, and develop a method for testing the susceptibility to motion sickness for individuals. The existing data acquisition system was modified to produce better accuracy of the measured data. Additional sensors were added, sensor types and placements were modified. Circuits were modified to prevent overloading and to allow better tracking of the full range of expected physiological data points. Previous indicators were evaluated as to their accuracy and degree of their usefulness in a real-time processor. A susceptibility test was developed to allow the classification of a person as to their level of motion sickness susceptibility. Physiological data were analyzed on the basis of their relationship with the onset of motion sickness, to develop a motion sickness indicator.

Descriptors :   *MOTION SICKNESS, *SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, ACCURACY, DATA ACQUISITION, DATA BASES, DETECTORS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, INDICATORS, PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, REAL TIME, THESES, TRACKING, VOLUNTEERS, MEDICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE