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Simulator Sickness in Flight Simulators of the German Armed Forces

Simulator Sickness in Flight Simulators of the German Armed Forces We investigated simulator sickness in jet simulators without motion platforms(Eurofighter), and in a helicopter simulator (EC 135) as well as in areconnaissance aircraft simulator (P-3C-Orion) with motion simulation. Inaddition, workload, visual fatigue, and vitality of pilots were measured. Incontrast to jet simulators, where no flashbacks were reported, the EC 135 andthe P-3C-Orion simulators proved to be problematic, causing severe simulatorsickness symptoms or flashbacks. In all three studies, simulator sicknesscorrelated positively with workload and visual fatigue, while correlatingnegatively with vitality. In line with previous findings, compared withno-motion simulators, motion-based simulators evoke simulator sickness moreeasily. Back assumptions that higher workload can reduce simulator sicknesscould not be proved, since positive correlations were found. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors American Psychological Association

Simulator Sickness in Flight Simulators of the German Armed Forces

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Hogrefe Publishing
ISSN
2192-0923
eISSN
2192-0931
DOI
10.1027/2192-0923/a000022
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Abstract

We investigated simulator sickness in jet simulators without motion platforms(Eurofighter), and in a helicopter simulator (EC 135) as well as in areconnaissance aircraft simulator (P-3C-Orion) with motion simulation. Inaddition, workload, visual fatigue, and vitality of pilots were measured. Incontrast to jet simulators, where no flashbacks were reported, the EC 135 andthe P-3C-Orion simulators proved to be problematic, causing severe simulatorsickness symptoms or flashbacks. In all three studies, simulator sicknesscorrelated positively with workload and visual fatigue, while correlatingnegatively with vitality. In line with previous findings, compared withno-motion simulators, motion-based simulators evoke simulator sickness moreeasily. Back assumptions that higher workload can reduce simulator sicknesscould not be proved, since positive correlations were found.

Journal

Aviation Psychology and Applied Human FactorsAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Jan 1, 2012

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