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Cybersickness

Cybersickness
Evaluative Services

Optimize your VR, AR and Mixed Reality experiences.

Expert Evaluation

The formative evaluation identifies potential design issues that may lead to higher levels of cybersickness. Our expert evaluators will examine your VR / AR or Mixed Reality application or attraction and determine the likelihood of your application or attraction causing cybersickness. Our proprietary best practices and design guidelines that have been developed based on decades of cybersickness research.

 

Results Include

  • Summary of your VR / AR or Mixed Reality content
  • Comprehensive list of experience design issues
  • Redesign recommendations
Subjective Evaluation

Utilizing user testing, the VR / AR or Mixed reality application/attraction is tested by immersing representative users in the experience. Typically, participants will experience the application/attraction while expert observers watch, listen, and take notes. After exposure, the participant completes a survey assessing subjective adverse reactions. The goal is to identify the extent of cybersickness problems via the collection of qualitative data and determine the impact of the VR / AR or Mixed Reality application/attraction on participants.

 

Results include:

  •  Simulation-Immersion- Comfort (SIC) Rating
Physiological Evaluation

The Predictive Cybersickness Index (PCSI) evaluations, a VR/ AR or Mixed Reality application/attraction by immersing testing the experience while simultaneously monitoring physiological measures throughout XR exposure. The goal is to identify the extent of cybersickness problems during exposure via the collection of quantitative physiological data and determine the impact of the the application/attraction on participants.

 

Results include

  • Objective PCSI  assessment
  • Physiologically-based Simulation-Immersion-Comfort (P-SIC) Rating
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Adverse Aftereffects

VR / AR and Mixed Reality exposure can be associated with aftereffects, which can render the exposed individual ill-equipped to operate in their normal environment for a period after exposure. We use a set of proprietary measures of these aftereffects to provide a Lingering-After-Simulation-Hangover (LASH) Rating of your VR/ AR and Mixed Reality content, which is equated to blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) level.
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Design Consulting

We will provide you with VR / AR and Mixed Reality design guidelines, to assist your design professionals with understanding general human physiology as it relates to cybersickness. Additionally, we will provide an objective basis for review, and increase awareness of cybersickness-related design concerns.
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Design Guidelines

Cybersickness VR/ AR and Mixed Reality Design Guidelines Extensive Review consists of peer reviewed published papers, research studies, and previously collected data to derive a summary of theory-based design parameters (hardware and software) that are expected to minimize cybersickness and long-term adverse aftereffects.

Predictive
Cybesickness Index