Evaluation of Body Sway and the Relevant Dynamics While Viewing a Three-Dimensional Movie on a Head-Mounted Display by Using Stabilograms

  • Kazuhiro Fujikake
  • Masaru Miyao
  • Tomoki Watanabe
  • Satoshi Hasegawa
  • Masako Omori
  • Hiroki Takada
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5622)


The viewers of three-dimensional (3D) movies often complain of blurring and bleeding. They sometimes experience visually induced motion sickness (VIMS). In this study, the effect of VIMS on body sway was examined using stabilograms. We measured the sway in the center of gravity before and during the exposure to images projected on a head-mounted display (HMD). While viewing, the subjects were instructed to remain in the Romberg posture for the first 60 seconds and maintain a wide stance (midline of the heels, 20 cm apart) for the next 60 seconds. Employing Double-Wayland algorithm, we measured the degree of determinism in the dynamics of the sway in the center of gravity with respect to viewing 3D movies on HMD. As a result, the dynamics of the sway during and before the exposure was considered to be stochastic. Thus, exposure to 3D movies would not change the dynamics to a deterministic one.


Three-dimensional (3D) movie Visually induced motion sickness Stabilogram Degree of determinism Double-Wayland algorithm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuhiro Fujikake
    • 1
  • Masaru Miyao
    • 2
  • Tomoki Watanabe
    • 3
  • Satoshi Hasegawa
    • 4
  • Masako Omori
    • 5
  • Hiroki Takada
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute for Science of LabourKawasakiJapan
  2. 2.Nagoya UniversityFuro-cho, Chikusa-KuJapan
  3. 3.Aichi Gakuin UniversityNisshinJapan
  4. 4.Nagoya Bunri UniversityInazawaJapan
  5. 5.Kobe Women’s UniversityKobeJapan
  6. 6.Gifu University of Medical ScienceSekiJapan

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