Effect of a Stereoscopic Movie on the Correlation between Head Acceleration and Body Sway

  • Hiroki Takada
  • Tetsuya Yamamoto
  • Masaru Miyao
  • Tatehiko Aoyama
  • Masashi Furuta
  • Tomoki Shiozawa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5622)


Visually induced motion sickness (VIMS) is caused by sensory conflict, the disagreement between vergence and visual accommodation while observing stereoscopic images. VIMS can be measured by psychological and physiological methods. We quantitatively measured the head acceleration and body sway before and during exposure to a conventional 3D movie. The subjects wore a head mount display and maintained the Romberg posture for the first 60 s and a wide stance (midlines of the heels 20 cm apart) for the next 60 s. Head acceleration was measured using an Active Tracer with 50 Hz sampling. The Simulator Sickness Questioner (SSQ) was completed immediately afterward. For the SSQ sub-scores and each index for stabilograms, we employed two-way ANOVA with leg postures and presence/absence of stereoscopic images as factors. Moreover, we assumed that the input signal was the head acceleration in the transfer system to control the body sway and estimate the transfer function.


visually induced motion sickness stabilometry sparse density head acceleration transfer function analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroki Takada
    • 1
  • Tetsuya Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Masaru Miyao
    • 2
  • Tatehiko Aoyama
    • 1
  • Masashi Furuta
    • 3
  • Tomoki Shiozawa
    • 4
  1. 1.Gifu University of Medical ScienceSekiJapan
  2. 2.Nagoya UniversityFuro-cho, Chikusa-KuJapan
  3. 3.Aichi University of EducationKariya, AichiJapan
  4. 4.Aoyama Gakuin UniversityTokyoJapan

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