Research in visually induced motion sickness

Appl Ergon. 2010 Jul;41(4):494-503. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2009.11.006. Epub 2010 Feb 18.


While humans have experienced motion sickness symptoms in response to inertial motion from early history through the present day, motion sickness symptoms also occur from exposure to some types of visual displays. Even in the absence of physical motion, symptoms may result from visually perceived motion, which are often classified as effects of visually induced motion sickness (VIMS). This paper provides a brief discussion of general motion sickness and then reviews findings from three lines of recent VIMS investigations that we have conducted.

MeSH terms

  • Computer Terminals
  • Humans
  • Motion Sickness / etiology*
  • Photic Stimulation / adverse effects*
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Research*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Time Factors