Prevention 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)


There are many and various ways that we can prevent, or at least reduce, the likelihood and severity of motion sickness. We can start by avoiding exposure to motion profiles that have been shown to be particularly provocative and in some cases we can control the duration of exposure. We can also do our best to distract those who are inexperienced travelers so that they are less likely to dwell on the idea that they might become motion sick. As I have heard local sport fishermen say, “If the fish are biting, I don’t get seasick!” Well-controlled increased exposure to provocative motion together with supportive cognitive-behavioural training can go a long way to helping people get their “sea legs” and adapt to other forms of provocative motion on land, sea and in the air; I have been very successful in training people to overcome their motion sickness, whatever the cause.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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