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  • Knowing what's coming: Anticipatory audio cues can mitigate motion sickness

Kuiper, Ouren X, Bos, Jelte E, Diels, Cyriel and Schmidt, Eike A, 2020, Journal Article, Knowing what's coming: Anticipatory audio cues can mitigate motion sickness Applied Ergonomics, 85 (2020). pp. 1-6. ISSN 0003-6870

Abstract or Description:

Being able to anticipate upcoming motion is known to potentially mitigate sickness resulting from provocative motion. We investigated whether auditory cues could increase anticipation and subsequently reduce motion sickness. Participants (N = 20) were exposed on a sled on a rail track to two 15-min conditions. Both were identical in terms of motion, being composed of the same repeated 9 m fore-aft displacements, with a semi-random timing of pauses and direction. The auditory cues were either 1) informative on the timing and direction of the upcoming motion, or 2) non-informative. Illness ratings were recorded at 1-min intervals using a 11-point scale. After exposure, average illness ratings were significantly lower for the condition that contained informative auditory cues, as compared to the condition without informative cues. This knowledge, i.e. that auditory signals can improve anticipation to motion, could be of importance in reducing carsickness in domains such as that of autonomous vehicles.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
School or Centre: Research Centres > Intelligent Mobility Design Centre
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103068
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** From PubMed via Jisc Publications Router
** History: received 17-07-2019;
revised 16-01-2020;
accepted 28-01-2020.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Anticipation, Autonomous driving, Carsickness, Countermeasures, Motion sickness, Multisensory integration, Unpredictable motion
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Date Deposited: 01 May 2020 19:53
Last Modified: 01 May 2020 19:54
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4350
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