Tunnel Vision Dynamic Peripheral Vision Blocking Glasses for Reducing Motion Sickness Symptoms

Qing Zhang, Hiroo Yamamura, Holger Baldauf, Dingding Zheng, Kanyu Chen, Junichi Yamaoka, Kai Kunze

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Abstract

Motion sickness affects roughly a third of all people. Narrowing the field of view (FOV) can help to reduce motion sickness symptoms. In this paper, we present Tunnel Vision, a type of smart glasses that can dynamically block a wearer's peripheral vision area using switchable polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) film. We evaluate the prototype in a virtual reality environment. Our experiments (n=19) suggest that Tunnel Vision statistically significantly reduces the following Simulator Sickness Questionnaire (SSQ) related motion sickness symptoms without impacting immersion: "difficulty concentrating"(F(2,35) = 4.121, p = 0.025), "head feeling heavy"(F(2,35) = 3.231, p = 0.051) and "nausea"(F(2,35) = 3.145, p = 0.055).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISWC 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages48-52
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450384629
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sep 21
Event25th ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 2021 Sep 212021 Sep 26

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC
ISSN (Print)1550-4816

Conference

Conference25th ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period21/9/2121/9/26

Keywords

  • Motion Sickness
  • Peripheral Vision
  • Smart Glasses
  • Virtual Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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