The work of Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory (APAL) director and kinesiology professor Thomas Stoffregen, Ph.D., has been cited in three publications today, from the prestigious New York Times to the Minnesota Daily.
The New York Times article (online and print) titled Feeling Woozy? It May Be Cyber Sickness discusses the growing prevalence of digital motion sickness, or cyber sickness, which causes a person viewing digital moving content to feel nauseous, faint or light-headed. In the article, Stoffregen points out that the more realistic the content, the more likely the viewer is to get sick, and several of his research articles and findings are cited throughout the story.
In the online Tech Times, the article Feeling Dizzy While Scrolling Your Smartphone? It Could Be Cybersickness focuses on how digital motion sickness can affect people using cellphones or watching fast-action films. Stoffregen’s research on the relationship between motion sickness and its higher incidence in women as well as in people with a medical history of concussion or migraines and Type A personalities is cited.
And in the Minnesota Daily, Stoffregen and his research were featured in the article Virtual Reality Needs Tweaks about the Oculus Rift, a motion-sensing headset that creates an interactive gaming world. Stoffregen has shown in studies that the Rift’s technology can cause motion sickness, particularly in women.