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Stroboscopic Vision as a Treatment for Space Motion SicknessResults obtained from space flight indicate that most space crews will experience some symptoms of motion sickness causing significant impact on the operational objectives that must be accomplished to assure mission success. Based on the initial work of Melvill Jones we have evaluated stroboscopic vision as a method of preventing motion sickness. Given that the data presented by professor Melvill Jones were primarily post hoc results following a study not designed to investigate motion sickness, it is unclear how motion sickness results were actually determined. Building on these original results, we undertook a three part study that was designed to investigate the effect of stroboscopic vision (either with a strobe light or LCD shutter glasses) on motion sickness using: (1) visual field reversal, (2) Reading while riding in a car (with or without external vision present), and (3) making large pitch head movements during parabolic flight.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Reschke, Millard F.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Somers, Jeffrey T.
(Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Ford, George
(Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Krnavek, Jody M.
(Wyle Labs., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2007
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
Meeting Information
NASA Human Research Program Investigators'' Workshop(League City, TX)
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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