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''Conflicting'' motion cues to the visual and vestibular self- motion systems around 0.06 Hz evoke simulator sickness


Duh, B and Parker, DE and Philips, JO and Furness, TA, ''Conflicting'' motion cues to the visual and vestibular self- motion systems around 0.06 Hz evoke simulator sickness, Human Factors, 46, (142) pp. 142-153. ISSN 0018-7208 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2004, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. All rights reserved.

DOI: doi:10.1518/hfes.


The basic question this research addressed was, how does simulator sickness vary with simulated motion frequency? Participants were 11 women and 19 men, 20 to 63 years of age. A visual self-motion frequency response curve was determined using a Chattecx posture platform with a VR4 head-mounted display (HMD) or a back-projected dome. That curve and one for vestibular self-motion specify a frequency range in which vestibular and visual motion stimuli could produce conflicting self-motion cues. Using a rotating chair and the HMD, a third experiment supported (p < .01) the hypothesis that conflicting cues at the frequency of maximum "crossover" between the curves (about 0.06 Hz) would be more likely to evoke simulator sickness than would conflicting cues at a higher frequency. Actual or potential applications of this work include a preliminary design guidance curve that indicates the frequency range of simulated motion that is likely to evoke simulator or virtual reality sickness; for simulators intended to operate in this frequency range, appropriate simulator sickness interventions should be considered during the design process.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:simulator sickness, human factors, motion
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Duh, B (Professor Henry Duh)
ID Code:90308
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:45
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-31
Last Modified:2014-05-20

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