• Beyond seasickness: A motivated call for a new motion sickness standard across motion environments

Bos, Jelte E., Diels, Cyriel and Souman, Jan L., 2022, Journal Article, Beyond seasickness: A motivated call for a new motion sickness standard across motion environments Vibration 2022, 5 (4). pp. 755-769. ISSN 2571-631X

Abstract or Description:

Motion sickness is known under several names in different domains, such as seasickness, carsickness, cybersickness, and simulator sickness. As we will argue, these can all be considered manifestations of one common underlying mechanism. In recent years, it has received renewed interest, largely due to the advent of automated vehicles and developments in virtual reality, in particular using head-mounted displays. Currently, the most widely accepted standard to predict motion sickness is ISO 2631-1 (1997), which is based on studies on seasickness and has limited applicability to these newer domains. Therefore, this paper argues for extending the ISO standard to cover all forms of motion sickness, to incorporate factors affecting motion sickness, and to consider various degrees of severity of motion sickness rather than just emesis. This requires a dedicated standard, separate from other effects of whole-body vibration as described in the current ISO 2631-1. To that end, we first provide a sketch of the historical origins of the ISO 2631-1 standard regarding motion sickness and discuss the evidence for a common mechanism underlying various forms of motion sickness. After discussing some methodological issues concerning the measurement of motion sickness, we outline the main knowledge gaps that require further research.

Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2571-631X/5/4/44
Subjects: Other > Biological Sciences > C100 Biology > C110 Applied Biology
Other > Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology > C810 Applied Psychology
Other > Engineering > H100 General Engineering > H150 Engineering Design
School or Centre: Research & Innovation
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/vibration5040044
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2022 15:16
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2022 15:17
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5200
Edit Item (login required) Edit Item (login required)