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Autogenic-Feedback Training for the Control of Space Motion SicknessThis paper presents case-studies of 9 shuttle crewmembers (prime and alternates) and one U.S. Navy F-18 pilot, as they participated in all preflight training and testing activities in support of a life sciences flight experiment aboard Spacelab-J, and Spacelab-3. The primary objective of the flight experiment was to determine if Autogenic-feedback training (AFT), a physiological self-regulation training technique would be an effective treatment for motion sickness and space motion sickness in these crewmembers. Additional objectives of this study involved the examining human physiological responses to motion sickness on Earth and in space, as well as developing predictive criteria for susceptibility to space motion sickness based on ground-based data. Comparisons of these crewmembers are made to a larger set of subjects from previous experiments (treatment and "test-only" controls subjects). This paper describes all preflight methods, results and proposed changes for future tests.
Document ID
20010116566
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Cowings, Patricia S. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Toscano, W. B. (California Univ. Los Angeles, CA United States)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
July 26, 1994
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
Meeting Information
Thirty-fourth Annual Meeting of Society for Psychophysiology Research(Atlanta, GA)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 199-70-12-14
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.