The page lists some popular research tools or instruments for studying cybersickness.

Studies of cybersickness have generally adopted the 'Stimuli-Response' paradigm. Consequently, the research tools are divided into two categories (So and Ho, 2001):

           
  I. Instruments to measure symptoms of cybersickness
Simulator Sickness Questionnaire (SSQ) adopted from Kennedy, R.S., Lane, N.E., Berbaum, K.S. and Lilienthal, M.G. (1993)
Nausea rating scales:
7-point Likert nausea rating scale adopted from So and Lo (2001). This scale was originated from studies on motion sickness (Golding and Kerguelen, 1992; Woodman and Griffin, 1997).
6-point Likert nausea rating scale adopted from Regan (1995).
Posture measurements:
Static postures
Type I [Stand Heel-to-Toe; Arms folded across chest; Eyes closed]
Items Reference
Sharpened Romberg (SR) Hamilton, Kantor & Magee et al. (1989)


Stand Heel to Toe (SHT) Thomley (1986)

Type II [Stand on One leg; Arms folded across chest; Eyes closed]
Items Reference
Stand On One Leg: Hamilton, Kantor & Magee et al. (1989)


Stand On Preferred Leg (SOPL) Kennedy & Stanney et al. (1986)
Thomley (1986)
Thomley (1986)


Stand On Non-Preferred Leg (SONL) Kennedy & Stanney et al. (1986)
Thomley (1986)
Thomley (1986)

Dynamic postures
Type I [Walk Heel-to-toe on a rail; Eyes Open]
Items Reference
Walk on Rail Eyes Open (WOREO) Hamilton, Kantor & Magee et al. (1989)



Type II [Stand on One leg; Arms folded across chest; Eyes closed]
Items Reference
Walk On Line Eyes Closed (WOLEC) Hamilton, Kantor & Magee et al. (1989)


Walk On Floor Eyes Closed (WOFEC) Thomley (1986)


Walk-Heel-To-Toe (WHT) Thomley (1986)

  II. Instruments to measure stimuli experienced by participants in VR simulations
Visual stimuli
Scene complexity of a virtual environment
Average spatial frequencies measurements (adopted from So, Ho and Lo, 2002)

Scene movements relative to the participants
A method to measure navigation velocities (adopted from So, Lo and Ho, 2002)
Duration of the stimuli (the measurement should be straight-forward).




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