Analysis on Mitigation of Visually Induced Motion Sickness by Applying Dynamical Blurring on a User's Retina

Guang Yu Nie, Henry Been Lirn Duh, Yue Liu, Yongtian Wang

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Abstract

Visually induced motion sickness (MS) experienced in a 3D immersive virtual environment (VE) limits the widespread use of virtual reality (VR). This paper studies the effects of a saliency detection-based approach on the reduction of MS when the display on a user's retina is dynamic blurred. In the experiment, forty participants were exposed to a VR experience under a control condition without applying dynamic blurring, and an experimental condition applying dynamic blurring. The experimental results show that the participants under the experimental condition report a statistically significant reduction in the severity of MS symptoms on average during the VR experience compared to those under the control condition, which demonstrates that the proposed approach may alleviate visually induced MS in VR and enable users to remain in a VE for a longer period of time.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8618360
Pages (from-to)2535-2545
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
Volume26
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • blurring
  • mitigation
  • saliency detection
  • virtual reality
  • Visually induced motion sickness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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