Preventing Simulator Sickness of Onboard Flight Simulators
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Current issues with forward deployed flight simulator sickness prevent flight simulators from being used to their fullest potential. Infoscitex and the Mayo Clinic have been jointly developing a system for incorporating a vestibular display into flight simulators. In the Phase I program, we successfully demonstrated that using the vestibular display with a fixed-base simulator reduces both the incidence and severity of symptoms associated with simulator sickness. We propose to further our studies in Phase II, leading to complete system integration and final testing in an operationally relevant environment. During the base period we will redesign and fabricate the hardware so that it meets all of the needs identified for this application. We will use this new hardware in a broad demonstration of the system across civilian subjects. In the first Option period we will further the tests and move into an operationally relevant testbed and military trainees, demonstrating the capabilities of our system to our military sponsors and other potential stakeholders.
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Marilyn M. Louie