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Skylab experiment M131: Rotating little chairPhysiological considerations suggest that the response of the vestibular system can be substantially modified during weightlessness and that such modifications affect susceptibility to motion sickness and to judgment of spatial localization. Evaluation of such effects requires measurement of responses to rotational accelerations before, during, and after exposure to conditions of prolonged zero-gravity. For this purpose, a precisely controlled rotating chair was designed, constructed, tested, and installed in the Skylab Orbital Workshop. The chair was used in three test modes to measure changes in the vestibular (balance) organs of the astronauts.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
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Evans, J. S.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Zitterkopf, D. L.
(Johns Hopkins Univ. Silver Spring, Md., United States)
Konigsberg, R. L.
(Johns Hopkins Univ. Silver Spring, Md., United States)
Blackburn, C. M.
(Johns Hopkins Univ. Silver Spring, Md., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: Biomed. Results from Skylab
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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