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Virtual Reality Blueprints by John Williamson, Charles Palmer

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Combating VR sickness

Kinetosis, or motion sickness, is caused when there is a disconnect between our visual system and vestibular system. It's when our eyes detect movement that is not sensed by our inner ear. The conflict makes our brain think we have been poisoned and begins sending signals to our body to flush a none existent toxin. The result will vary according to user sensitivity, but it often causes discomfort, nausea, profuse sweating, dizziness, headaches, vertigo, excessive salivating, or all of these things. Since the late 1950s, the digital version of motion sickness, simulation sickness, has been greatly researched and documented by the US Military in relation to the development of training simulators. Today, these same factors ...

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