Incidence of Motion Sickness

  • Thomas G. DobieEmail author
Part of the Springer Series on Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Shipbuilding and Shipping book series (NAMESS, volume 6)


Now that we have a basic understanding of what the term “motion sickness” means and how it affects the individual, we can examine the problem in more detail. We shall begin by getting a feel for just how common motion sickness has been found to occur in various forms of provocative motion. I am sure that these numbers will convince you that this response is prevalent across the population. This in itself would support what I said in the last chapter, namely, that this is a perfectly normal protective response and we should not be surprised at the high incidence that is associated with the various modes of transport. It should also alert us to the fact that motion sickness can have a significant effect on crew performance and operational efficiency. Although I seem to stress the military situation, one must not forget that this malady is also equally common in both commercial and social settings.


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  1. 1.National Biodynamics Laboratory, College of EngineeringUniversity of New OrleansNew OrleansUSA

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