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Cohort vision study of Apache AH Mk1 pilots: protocol and methodology
Author(s): Keith L. Hiatt; Malcolm G. Braithwaite; John S. Crowley; Clarence E. Rash; Corina van de Pol; Daniel J. Ranchino; William K Statz; Allison J Eke
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Paper Abstract

A collaborative occupational health study has been undertaken by Headquarters Director Army Aviation, Middle Wallop, UK, and the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, Fort Rucker, Alabama, to determine if the use of the monocular helmet-mounted display in the Apache AH Mk 1 attack helicopter has any long-term (10-year) effect on visual performance. This paper describes the protocol, methodology, development and initial execution phase of this study. The test methodology consists primarily of a battery of vision tests selected to capture changes in visual performance (with an emphasis on binocular visual functions) of Apache aviators over their flight career. It is anticipated that the number of Apache aviators will level out to approximately 70 by the end of the first three years of the study. Non-Apache aviators will serve as a control group.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4711, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays VII, (5 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.478878
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Keith L. Hiatt, Headquarters Director Army Aviation (United Kingdom)
Malcolm G. Braithwaite, Headquarters Director Army Aviation (United Kingdom)
John S. Crowley, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Lab. (United States)
Clarence E. Rash, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Lab. (United States)
Corina van de Pol, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Lab. (United States)
Daniel J. Ranchino, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Lab. (United States)
William K Statz, Defence Evaluation Research Agency Farnborough (United Kingdom)
Allison J Eke, Defence Evaluation Research Agency Farnborough (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4711:
Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays VII
Clarence E. Rash; Colin E. Reese, Editor(s)

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