Psychophysiological Predictors of Motion Sickness in the Driving Simulator

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1206)


Experiment on the psychophysiological monitoring of the driver state in the semi-automated vehicles resulted in eight participants suffering from motion sickness. None of them experienced it before in the car nor during any encounter with the virtual reality, as it was one of the exclusion criteria. Their physiological recordings were compared with the psychophysiology of matched participants who did not experience the symptoms. Participants who developed the symptoms were significantly sleepier, slept fewer hours before the experiment, and had a lower breathing rate before the experiment and higher standard deviation of breath during the training drive.


Motion sickness Driving simulator Psychophysiology Breath Respiration Karolinska Sleepiness Scale Sleep deprivation Sleepiness 



This work was supported by Jaguar Land Rover and the UK-EPSRC grant EP/N011899/1 as part of the jointly funded Towards Autonomy: Smart and Connected Control (TASCC) Programme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Human Factors Engineering, Transportation Research Group, Faculty of Engineering and Physical SciencesUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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