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An “Independent Visual Background” reduced balance disturbance evoked by visual scene motion: Implication for alleviating simulator sickness


Duh, HB-L and Parker, DE and Furness, TA, An 'Independent Visual Background' reduced balance disturbance evoked by visual scene motion: Implication for alleviating simulator sickness, Proceedings of CHI 2001, 31 March-4 April 2001, Seattle, USA, pp. 85-89. ISBN 1-58113-327-8 (2001) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Simulator sickness (SS) / virtual environment (VE) sickness is expected to become increasingly troublesome as VE technology evolves [20]. Procedures to alleviate SS / VE sickness have been of limited value [12]. This paper investigated a possible procedure to reduce SS and VE sickness. Postural disturbance was evoked by visual scene motion at different frequencies. Differences in disturbance were examined as a function of simultaneous exposure to an "independent visual background" (IVB). Eight subjects were tested at two scene motion frequencies and three different IVB conditions using a within-subjects design. An expected statistically significant interaction between IVB condition and frequency was observed. For low frequency scene movements, subjects exhibited less balance disturbance when the IVB was presented. We suggest that an IVB may alleviate disturbance when conflicting visual and inertial cues are likely to result in simulator or VE sickness.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:simulator sickness, cybersickness, self-motion perception, virtual environments, virtual reality
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, HB-L (Professor Henry Duh)
ID Code:90334
Year Published:2001
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-31
Last Modified:2014-08-12

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