Accession Number : ADA297285

Title :   Helicopter Simulator Sickness: A State-of-the-Art Review of Its Incidence, Causes, and Treatment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 93-Nov 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Wright, Robert H.

PDF Url : ADA297285

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : For this report, helicopter simulator sickness literature was reviewed and analyzed to estimate the scope of the problem in the Army. The author concluded that pilot reluctance to divulge symptoms, in combination with the survey methods used, leads to underestimation of the incidence and severity of symptoms. Lack of truly anonymous survey procedures and potential adverse flying career consequences are suggested as reasons that the more severe symptoms and aftereffects may not be reported in surveys. Potential adverse career impact is also suggested as a probable reason for failure to find any relationship between simulator sickness aftereffects and accidents or safety incidents. Guidelines are suggested for minimizing the development of simulator sickness and the safety consequences of its aftereffects.

Descriptors :   *PILOTS, *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, *MOTION SICKNESS, STATE OF THE ART, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, CAREERS, FLIGHT, SURVEYS, SAFETY, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, ACCIDENTS.

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE