Title

Toward systematic control of cybersickness

Authors

Authors

M. B. Jones; R. S. Kennedy;K. M. Stanney

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Presence-Teleoper. Virtual Env.

Keywords

FRACTIONAL FACTORIAL DESIGNS; VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS; MOTION SICKNESS; POSTURAL INSTABILITY; ISOPERFORMANCE; SIMULATOR; CURVES; Computer Science, Cybernetics; Computer Science, Software Engineering

Abstract

Visually induced motion sickness, or "cybersickness," has been well documented in all kinds of vehicular simulators and in many virtual environments. It probably occurs in all virtual environments. Cybersickness has many known determinants, including (a short list) field-of-view, flicker, transport delays, duration of exposure, gender, and susceptibility to motion sickness. Since many of these determinants can be controlled, a major objective in designing virtual environments is to hold cybersickness below a specified level a specified proportion of the time. More than 20 years ago C. W. Simon presented a research strategy based on fractional factorial experiments that was capable in principle of realizing this objective. With one notable exception, however, this strategy was not adopted by the human factors community. The main reason was that implementing Simon's strategy was a major undertaking, very time-consuming, and very costly. In addition, many investigators were not satisfied that Simon had adequately addressed issues of statistical reliability. The present paper proposes a modified Simonian approach to the sate objective (holding cybersickness below specified standards) with some loss in the range of application but a greatly reduced commitment of resources.

Journal Title

Presence-Teleoperators and Virtual Environments

Volume

13

Issue/Number

5

Publication Date

1-1-2004

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

589

Last Page

600

WOS Identifier

WOS:000225321700008

ISSN

1054-7460

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