Stoffregen featured in article on VR and motion sickness in women in online pub Inverse

StoffregenT_2015Tom Stoffregen, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology, was interviewed for an article in the online publication Inverse on the issue of virtual reality systems (VR) causing motion sickness, which appears to affect women in disproportionate numbers.

In the article,”Playstation VR Has a Short Woman Problem,” Stoffregen says: “I don’t think that this design is intentional, but it just so happens that the design of these systems push the instability buttons on some sorts of bodies. They tend to affect shorter bodies with a lower center of mass. That is to say, females.”

He goes on to say that the issue could create future legal problems for the industry. Read the full article here.