A study on cyber sickness reduction by oculo-motor exercise performed immediately prior to viewing virtual reality (VR) content on head mounted display (HMD)

Won Deok Park1, Seong Wook Jang2, Yeol Ho Kim3, Gyu Ah Kim4, Wookho Son5,
Yoon Sang Kim6

1, 4, 6Institute for Bioengineering Application Technology, Korea University of Technology and Education, Cheonan, Republic of Korea

2, 3, 6Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Korea University of Technology and Education, Cheonan, Republic of Korea

5Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon, Republic of Korea

6Corresponding author

E-mail: 1pwd317@koreatech.ac.kr, 2elderlord@koreatech.ac.kr, 3kimyho93@koreatech.ac.kr, 4kga1203kr@naver.com, 5whson@etri.re.kr, 6yoonsang@koreatech.ac.kr

Received 19 September 2017; accepted 29 September 2017

DOI https://doi.org/10.21595/vp.2017.19170


Abstract. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of performing an oculo-motor exercise, immediately prior to watching VR (virtual reality) content on HMD (head mounted display), on cyber sickness. Eight subjects participated in a test. The results were analyzed based on three categories of symptoms associated with cyber sickness (nausea, disorientation, oculomotor) to assess the effect of oculo-motor exercise on cyber sickness. Additionally, the Simulator Sickness Questionnaire (SSQ) test was used as a parameter for the evaluation. The proposed method resulted in a significant reduction in cyber sickness (0.01) in all the three groups. Therefore, the proposed method was effective in alleviating cyber sickness.

Keywords: cyber sickness, head mounted display, oculo-motor exercises, simulator sickness questionnaire, virtual reality.


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Park Won Deok, Jang Seong Wook, Kim Yeol Ho, Kim Gyu Ah, Son Wookho, Kim Yoon Sang A study on cyber sickness reduction by oculo‑motor exercise performed immediately prior to viewing virtual reality (VR) content on head mounted display (HMD). Vibroengineering PROCEDIA, Vol. 14, 2017, p. 260‑264.


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