Estimating cybersickness of simulated motion using the Simulator Sickness Questionnaire (SSQ): a controlled study

Susan Bruck, Paul A. Watters

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Abstract

The aim of this experiment was to determine which cybersickness symptoms are associated with simulated motion, by comparing responses to the simulated sickness questionnaire (SSQ) between a control and experimental condition. Using non-parametric statistical tests, we found that general discomfort, fatigue, headache, eyestrain, difficulty in focusing eyes, increased sweating, nausea, difficulty in concentrating, stomach awareness and blurred vision were significantly higher in a high simulated motion task compared with a low simulated task. The implications for preventing cybersickness in virtual environments are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 Sixth International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization
Subtitle of host publication11-14 August 2009, Tianjin, China
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, Calif.
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages486-488
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9780769537894
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization (6th : 2009) - Tianjin, China
Duration: 11 Aug 200914 Aug 2009

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization (6th : 2009)
CityTianjin, China
Period11/08/0914/08/09

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Keywords

  • Simulator Sickness Questionnaire
  • cybersickness

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