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Problem-solving and composure while disorientated

07 July 2017

We wish to find out what happens to our mental capabilities and our calmness when we become disorientated. This study may help us to understand human error by pilots who become disorientated in flight, and appreciate the day-to-day difficulties disorientation causes patients with vestibular disorders. You will be given a problem-solving task to do while being spun around in a motorised chair. The chair was purpose-built by the Royal Air Force and is now housed at the University of Westminster.

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Ethical approval

This study has been fully approved by the University of Westminster.

About the researcher

This study has been organised, and will be carried out, by Mr Jeremy Corcoran. Jeremy is a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Westminster, and also a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist interested in people susceptible to dizziness and disorientation.

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