VR-System ViPoS: VR System with Visual and Postural Stimulation Using HMDs for Assessment Cybersickness in Military Personnel

  • Sonia Cárdenas-Delgado
  • Mauricio Loachamín-Valencia
  • Manolo Paredes Calderón
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 94)


Previous studies have suggested that cybersickness could occur among users that interact with simulators, HMDs, or 3D technology. In the military sphere, this also is affecting due to use of different simulators in which the personnel is being trained. This situation could limit the learning and performance during the training. In this work, we propose an approach to developing a VR-system with visual and postural stimulation. The objective is to assess the symptoms associated to cybersickness in military personnel and determine if these symptoms could be mitigated with previous training using two types of HMDs. Assessment methods will include two questionnaires (SSQ and PQ), the head tracking, and time task. Also, we will compare two experimental conditions (Walking-Condition and Sitting-Condition). Our work will contribute to the occupational safety and health of military personnel, and guarantee an effective training in the different simulators according to their missions by mitigation of incidents.


Cybersickness Virtual reality Health Occupational safety Military applications Multidisciplinary projects Oculus Rift 



We wish to express our recognition to the students who participate in the development of this work; to Director of CICTE; to the members of the Armed Forces of Ecuador who collaborate as participants; and to the reviewers of this article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonia Cárdenas-Delgado
    • 1
  • Mauricio Loachamín-Valencia
    • 1
  • Manolo Paredes Calderón
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación, Centro de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica del Ejército - CICTEUniversidad de las Fuerzas Armadas - ESPESangolquíEcuador

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