SHIP MOTION EFFECTS IN THE HUMAN FACTORS DESIGN OF SHIPS AND SHIPBOARD EQUIPMENT

Ship motion can seriously degrade task performance even when personnel are not actively sea sick. This report demonstrates that motion effects can be considered in the design of ships and shipboard equipment. Design guidelines are provided for use in the human factors design of ships and shipboard equipment to help minimize the degradation of task performance due to ship motion. Background material on the mechanisms by which motion affects personnel is also provided as an aid to the human factors engineer in performing his design function. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Navy Personnel Research and Development Center

    San Diego, CA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Newman, R A
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146989
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NPRDC-TR-77-2 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM