A Study on Cybersickness Reduction Method using Oculomotor Exercise


  • Yeol Ho Kim
  • Junho Ko
  • Seong-wook Jang
  • Kwang-Ho Seok
  • Wookho Son
  • Yoon Sang Kim






Virtual reality, Cybersickness, Cybersickness reduction, Human factor, Oculomotor exercise


VR content has problem in causing cybersickness to user. Nevertheless, the main reasons causing cybersickness have not been identified. In this paper, we proposed a cybersickness reduction method using oculomotor exercise. The proposed method was examined through an experiment measuring human factors such as simulator sickness questionnaire (SSQ) and blood sampling. Experimental results with oculomotor exercise showed that cortisol in blood were not increased. Therefore, it was confirmed that the proposed method was effective for reducing cybersickness reduction.




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Ho Kim, Y., Ko, J., Jang, S.- wook, Seok, K.-H., Son, W., & Sang Kim, Y. (2018). A Study on Cybersickness Reduction Method using Oculomotor Exercise. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7(4.27), 97–100. https://doi.org/10.14419/ijet.v7i4.27.22491
Received 2018-11-30
Accepted 2018-11-30
Published 2018-11-30