Oh, Curry and Mahnan published a paper on the effects of virtual reality on postural stability

Lab members of the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory, Jinseok Oh and Arash Mahnan, as well as lab member in the Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory, Chris Curry, recently published a paper titled “Investigation of the effect of virtual reality on postural stability in healthy adults.” The paper was published in the 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW) .

The study examined ten healthy subject’s postural stability given targets at varying distances, both in virtual reality and normal environments. Their results found a significant difference in postural stability for normal anatomical stance tasks between VR and normal environments.