Print Email Facebook Twitter Moving base driving simulators potential carsickness research Title Moving base driving simulators potential carsickness research Author Kuiper, O.X. Bos, J.E. Diels, C. Cammaerts, K. Publication year 2019 Abstract We investigated whether motion sickness analogous to carsickness can be studied in a moving base simulator, despite the limited motion envelope. Importantly, to avoid simulator sickness, vision outside the simulator cabin was restricted. Participants (N = 16) were exposed blindfolded to 15-min lateral sinusoidal motion at 0.2 Hz and 0.35 Hz on separate days. These conditions were selected to realize optimal provocativeness of the stimulus given the simulator's maximum displacement and knowledge on frequency-acceleration interactions for motion sickness. Average motion sickness on an 11-point scale was 2.21 ± 1.97 for 0.2 Hz and 1.93 ± 1.94 for 0.35 Hz. The motion sickness increase over time was comparable to that found in studies using actual vehicles. We argue that motion base simulators can be used to incite motion sickness analogous to carsickness, provided considerable restrictions on vision. Future research on carsickness, potentially more prevalent in autonomous vehicles, could benefit from employing simulators. Subject CarsicknessDriving simulatorSimulator sicknessAutomobile simulatorsAutonomous vehiclesStreet traffic controlMaximum displacementMotion base simulatorsMotion sicknessMoving baseSimulator cabinSimulator sicknessDiseasesAccelerationAdultCar drivingFemaleHumanHuman experimentMaleMotionMotion sicknessStimulus responseVisual deprivationVisual stimulation To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:a1315514-a28f-4cc0-896e-05e817a74a68 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2019.102889 TNO identifier 868033 Source Applied Ergonomics, 81, 102889 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.