This study used a quasi-experimental, repeated measures design to study the relationship between targeting performance and perceived motion sickness following exposure to motion in a land-based transportation setting. The targeting performances of 22 basic training conscript soldiers were examined after repeatedly being transported in the vehicle. Soldiers also rated their perceived motion sickness according to subjective scales before and after the two exposures to transportation. Results showed that perceived motion sickness was correlated to perceived decrease in targeting performance, due to factors labelled as “Combined subjective symptoms”. The study supports the idea that motion sickness and its effect on performance should be studied by using actual performance measurements as a supplement to subjective ratings.
Dahlman, Joakim; Falkmer, Torbjörn; and Nählinder, Staffan
"Perceived Motion Sickness and Effects on Shooting Performance Following Combat Vehicle Transportation,"
Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments:
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