Human Factors Evaluation of the Superlite 17B Helmet in the Surface- Supplied, Open-Circuit Mode

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Human Factors Evaluation of the Superlite 17B Helmet in the Surface- Supplied, Open-Circuit Mode

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dc.contributor NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL en_US
dc.contributor.author Curley, MD en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-02T14:14:32Z
dc.date.available 2006-09-02T14:14:32Z
dc.date.issued 1986 en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc ADA166891 en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc NEDU-11-85 en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc XB-NEDU en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/3527
dc.description Citation Status: Active; Citation Classification: Unclassified; Title Classification: Unclassified; Report Classification: Unclassified; Identifier Classification: Unclassified; Abstract Classification: Unclassified; Distribution Limitation(s): 01 - APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; Information provided by the Department of Defense and the Defense Technical Information Center (http://www.dtic.mil/) is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested. en_US
dc.description.abstract A human factors engineering evaluation of the Diving Systems International Superlite 17B diving helmet was conducted by the U.S. Navy Experimental Driving Unit. In the dry, unmanned bench portion of this assessment, several design recommendations were made to improve diver safety and operation of the helmet. The Superlite 17B was then evaluated side-by-side with the U.S. Navy MK 1 Mod S Diver's Mask during a series of in-water dives ranging from one to four hours. Four teams of two divers wore either the Superlite 17B or Mk 1 Mod S Diver's Mask while accomplishing tasks designed to test the comfort, safety, operation, maintainability, communications, and breathing resistance of both diving rigs. Results indicated that to ensure safe and comfortable operation of the Superlite 17B helmet, careful attention must be exercised in the fitting of the neck-dam, oral nasal mask, and head cushion. Additional recommendations for design modifications of the Superlite 17B were made. Overall, the Superlite 17B was found to be adequate in its human factors engineering design. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights Citation Status: Active; Citation Classification: Unclassified; Title Classification: Unclassified; Report Classification: Unclassified; Identifier Classification: Unclassified; Abstract Classification: Unclassified; Distribution Limitation(s): 01 - APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; Information provided by the Department of Defense and the Defense Technical Information Center (http://www.dtic.mil/) is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested. en_US
dc.subject HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING en_US
dc.subject HELMETS en_US
dc.subject DIVER EQUIPMENT en_US
dc.subject RESISTANCE en_US
dc.subject TEAMS(PERSONNEL) en_US
dc.subject MAINTAINABILITY en_US
dc.subject OPERATION en_US
dc.subject RESPIRATION en_US
dc.subject HEAD(ANATOMY) en_US
dc.subject LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS en_US
dc.subject DIVERS en_US
dc.subject MASKS en_US
dc.subject DIVING en_US
dc.subject SAFETY EQUIPMENT en_US
dc.subject CUSHIONING en_US
dc.title Human Factors Evaluation of the Superlite 17B Helmet in the Surface- Supplied, Open-Circuit Mode en_US

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