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JBE, vol. 23, no. 6, pp.800-812, November, 2018


Overview of VR Media Technology and Methods to Reduce Cybersickness

Sungchul Mun, Mincheol Whang, Sangin Park, Dong Won Lee, and Hong-Ik Kim

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In this study, we reviewed recent trends for enhancing human cognitive accessibility to social VR platform. We also proposed a practical method to predict VR sickness and improve the cognitive accessibility. In doing so, we investigated subtle changes in human body sway unconsciously made before, during, and after being exposed to extreme VR experience. The scientific assumption that VR sickness would be correlated with the subtle changes in body sway was validated. We found that participants who showed sensitive changes in the body sway before VR experience, felt more severe VR sickness than others. The findings can be practically applied in predicting susceptibility to VR sickness prior to VR experiences.

Keyword: Social VR, VRChat, VR Interaction, VR Sickness, Body Sway

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