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Motion Sickness Reduction through Vibro-motor Reprocessing Therapy: A First Study

Molefi, Emmanuel, Ramaswamy, Palaniappan, McLoughlin, Ian Vince (2021) Motion Sickness Reduction through Vibro-motor Reprocessing Therapy: A First Study. In: 10th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, 4-6 May 2021, Virtual. (In press) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:86568)

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Abstract

In order to reduce motion sickness (MS), a novel vibro-motor reprocessing therapy (VRT), based on an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) technique is investigated. To the best of the authors knowledge, this is the first time that reprocessing therapy has been evaluated for alleviating MS. Experimentally, MS was induced using visual stimulus of motion videos. Subjective MS was then recorded at baseline for both VRT and non-VRT stimulation conditions, and after each condition, evaluated using a Motion Sickness Assessment Questionnaire (MSAQ). MSAQ scores were compared for both conditions in eight test subjects, with a significant and clear reduction in motion sickness symptoms revealed when applying VRT stimulation. While the subject pool is small, this pilot study indicates that the proposed approach has potential for future exploration in terms of non-pharmacological treatment and management of MS.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Palaniappan Ramaswamy
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2021 17:14 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:18 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/86568 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Ramaswamy, Palaniappan: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5296-8396
McLoughlin, Ian Vince: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7111-2008
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