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Simulator sickness: a problem for Army aviation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3579825     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
"Simulator Sickness" describes a symptom complex frequently reported by pilots during or after flight simulator training. There were 112 helicopter pilots at a U.S. Army AH-1 Cobra Flight Weapons Simulator (FWS) who completed a symptom-oriented subjective questionnaire. Of these, 40% reported symptoms of dysequilibrium; pilots developing simulator sickness had significantly more total and AH-1 flight time. Adaptation to the syndrome occurred with increasing FWS experience. The history and aeromedical significance of simulator sickness are briefly reviewed, and a case report presented. A mandatory grounding policy in use locally is described. Potential treatment strategies are briefly discussed.
J S Crowley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aviation, space, and environmental medicine     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0095-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Publication Date:  1987 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-06-05     Completed Date:  1987-06-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501714     Medline TA:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-7     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Aerospace Medicine* / education
Germany, West
Military Personnel*
Motion Sickness / diagnosis,  etiology*
United States

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