Preventing Simulator Sickness of Onboard Flight Simulators

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0119
Agency Tracking Number: N08A-011-0170
Amount: $741,096.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-T011
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road, Waltham, MA, -
DUNS: 004627316
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anna Galea
 Director of Technology De
 (781) 890-1338
 agalea@infoscitex.com
Business Contact
 Stephen Mattox
Title: Director of Technology De
Phone: (781) 890-1338
Email: smattox@infoscitex.com
Research Institution
 Mayo Clinic
 Marilyn M Louie
 13400 East Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ, 85259-
 (480) 301-6057
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
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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