Accession Number:

ADA350767

Title:

The Adaptive Effects Of Virtual Interfaces: Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex and Simulator Sickness.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-08-07

Pagination or Media Count:

345.0

Abstract:

Current virtual interfaces imperfectly simulate the motion dynamics of the real world. Conflicting visual and vestibular cues of self-motion are believed to result in vestibulo-ocular reflex VOR adaptations and simulator sickness, which raises health and safety issues surrounding virtual environment VE exposure. Four experiments were conducted to examine the effects of conflicting visual-vestibular cues through employment of typically occurring virtual interface scenarios. Subjects were exposed for 30 minutes to a head-coupled virtual interface, completing visual search tasks using active, unrestricted head movement rotations.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE