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Correlates of Susceptibility to Motion Sickness

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

Abstract

The incidence of motion sickness can be affected by a number of individual factors. In this chapter, I propose to introduce you to some of the personal features that have been identified as having a bearing on the response to provocative motion, namely: age; sex of the subject; race or culture; and physical fitness. Some of these can have an impact on military personnel; as you will see, there are no hard and fast rules. More work is needed to investigate these suggested correlates both to confirm the relationship and better understand the underlying reason for these associations to exist.

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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