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Anti-seasickness Design

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Anyone who has traveled on sea would have experienced the helpless situation where food cannot decide whether to stay in your body or to leave the way it came in.

One way to reduce seasickness will be to stop the ship from rocking side to side. And one way to do that would be to implement an outer shell to ships which will be joined only at the stern and aft portions of the ship to the main body.

So when the ship does encounter rough seas, this outer shell rocks about while the inner shell remains stable.

joker_of_the_deck, Sep 02 2002

Half-baked http://angel.nomuta....co.uk/seasick.html
by Sir Henry Bessemer (of Converter fame). [angel, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       Seasickness sufferers can become sick on completely calm seas (as witnessed happening to a friend of mine while island hoping in the Aegean)
namaste, Sep 02 2002
  

       definitely an interesting idea for motion-sickness sufferers.....but looking out the window could be quite disorienting eh?
jumblebox, Sep 02 2002
  

       The stabilization of the inner hull would have to be carefully controlled with gyros and supercomputers and other means of stabilization. Just a loose, free-moving gravity based design may cause it to rock even more. For sea-sickness sufferers, [jumblebox] has a point. Looking out the window would be an instant trigger for vomit.
BinaryCookies, Sep 02 2002
  

       "supercomputers?"
bristolz, Sep 11 2002
  

       See link, taken from "Patent Applied For" by Fred Coppersmith and J. J. Lynx, published 1949. (There's a lot more where that came from.)
(Incidentally, the text on the linked page was scanned from the book using a Siemens PocketReader mentioned elsewhere on this site)
angel, Jul 04 2003
  

       Try eating ginger root(or drinking ginger tea).
SemisapientSuggestionBox, Dec 28 2007
  

       I remember that linked pic, but this still won't work, because you only handled 1 axis. What makes this worse is you took away everyone's windows and balconeys, so the lack of fresh air will make it worse. :-( Now if you did it will personal spheres you could at least stabilize both axis', but you'd still need to handle verticle motion, so take two gimbled spheres and hang them from a central pivot and you should be OK. :-)   

       Though I think it would be easier to make a wave penetrator boat or a submarine, since you've already given up having windows.
MisterQED, Dec 31 2007
  
      
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