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The motion of a ship at sea and the consequent motion sickness amongst passengers

The motion of a ship at sea and the consequent motion sickness amongst passengers
The motion of a ship at sea and the consequent motion sickness amongst passengers

Measurements were made of the motion of a ship, and of the consequent seasickness experienced by passengers. Data are presented for 17 voyages of up to 6 hours duration, involving 4915 passengers. Vertical motion occurred up to 1·0 m s−2 r.m.s. and vomiting incidence of up to nearly 40% was encountered. Both vomiting incidence and illness rating correlated well with root mean square vertical z-axis acceleration. The effect of exposure duration was also investigated, producing suggestions for a combined measure of acceleration and time. Multiple regression analysis with all six axes of motion revealed only a small increase in correlation when all directions of motion in addition to the z-axis were taken into account.

0014-0139
535-552
Lawther, A.
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Griffin, M.J.
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Lawther, A.
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Griffin, M.J.
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Lawther, A. and Griffin, M.J. (1986) The motion of a ship at sea and the consequent motion sickness amongst passengers. Ergonomics, 29 (4), 535-552. (doi:10.1080/00140138608968289).

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Abstract

Measurements were made of the motion of a ship, and of the consequent seasickness experienced by passengers. Data are presented for 17 voyages of up to 6 hours duration, involving 4915 passengers. Vertical motion occurred up to 1·0 m s−2 r.m.s. and vomiting incidence of up to nearly 40% was encountered. Both vomiting incidence and illness rating correlated well with root mean square vertical z-axis acceleration. The effect of exposure duration was also investigated, producing suggestions for a combined measure of acceleration and time. Multiple regression analysis with all six axes of motion revealed only a small increase in correlation when all directions of motion in addition to the z-axis were taken into account.

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Published date: 1986
Organisations: Human Factors Research Unit

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Local EPrints ID: 410874
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/410874
ISSN: 0014-0139
PURE UUID: 605209b9-467e-47bb-9b8d-05aedf197b64
ORCID for M.J. Griffin: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0743-9502

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Date deposited: 09 Jun 2017 09:47
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:56

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