The discomfort that users experience during or after a session using a virtual environment is known since the beginning of the simulators era. While in the past decade, there has been a rapid advance in Virtual Reality (VR) technology, which involves all senses in a multimodal interactions, the human brain must integrate real-time vision, hearing, vestibular and proprioceptive inputs to produce the compelling and captivating feeling of immersion in a VR environment.
A serious problem with VR is that users may develop symptoms similar to motion sickness, a malady called cybersickness. Cybersickness may have undesirable consequences beyond the sickness itself. As a particular example, the flight simulator sickness could discourage pilots from using flight simulators, reduce the efficiency of training through distraction and the encouragement of adaptive behaviours that are unfavourable for performance, compromise ground safety or flight safety when sick and disoriented pilots leave the simulator. This could lead to virtual reality sickness as a major barrier to using virtual reality, indicating that virtual reality sickness may be a barrier to the effective use of training tools and rehabilitation tools in virtual reality.
Therefore, the HFM-MSG-323 Specialist Team (ST) on Guidelines for Mitigating Cybersickness in Virtual Reality Systems aims at gathering experienced engineers in Virtual Reality systems design and physicians to analyse the problem and draft guidelines for VR systems designers to minimise the cybersickness. The ST's objectives will be achieved by means of three meetings within a one-year timeframe.
The first meeting of HFM-MSG-323 ST will take place in Milan, Italy, on 27-29 November 2019. Please confirm your registration by enrolling via this website and/or by filling the attached PAF file and sending it to the below POC.
In the attached GIP, you will find all the useful information about the meeting and for your travel organisation.
Wednesday, 27. November 2019 until Friday, 29. November 2019 13:00 - 13:00