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 Rodrigo Perez Fernandez.The Seasickness as Marine Problem–Case Study[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2013,(1):58-64.[doi:10.1007/s11804-013-1172-y]
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The Seasickness as Marine Problem–Case Study


The Seasickness as Marine Problem–Case Study
Rodrigo Perez Fernandez
Rodrigo Perez Fernandez
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid 28040, Spain
seasickness safety on board marine engineer ship movement
Motion sickness is one of the main reasons why travelling by sea becomes a bad memory for a number of people, mainly due to a nauseating symptom. The aim of this paper is to characterize a condition called seasickness that has affected many people from a mathematical and psychological point of view. Based on the mathematical characterization, an existing model will be reviewed and described. In the psychological aspects, a statistical study of two hundred and thirteen people was performed in order to provide a comprehensive view of the different psychological factors affecting the passengers. Motion sickness also impacts onboard safety, as it reduces the effectiveness and the operating capability of the crew when responding to hazardous situations.


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