Lessons Learned Regarding Simulator Sickness in Older Adult Drivers

  • Nicholas D. Cassavaugh
  • Joshua E. Domeyer
  • Richard W. Backs
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6767)


The present paper examines simulator adaptation syndrome (SAS) as a barrier to simulator use for older adults. A brief description of the phenomenon is provided and its history discussed. There are generally three domains in which to make changes to alleviate the problem. Changes to the simulator, the scenarios, and the participants are viable avenues to reducing the effects of SAS. The experiences of the author’s attempts to deal with high attrition rates among older adults in research and in a driving evaluation scenario are described and successful strategies are presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas D. Cassavaugh
    • 1
  • Joshua E. Domeyer
    • 1
  • Richard W. Backs
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Driving Evaluation, Education & ResearchCenteral Michigan UniversityUSA

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