I HAVE HEARD THAT SIMULATORS CAN CAUSE CYBERSICKNESS, BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT CYBERSICKNESS MEANS?
Cybersickness is similar to the motion sickness you might experience when riding in a vehicle or fairground ride. It comes from the discordance between what you experience in the simulation relative to what you feel in real life. Motion is a big contributor to cybersickness, and in turn, cybersickness limits the usability of many simulators out in the world. This is why Serious Labs has invested heavily in reducing cybersickness both through advanced motion controls and psychological science to build our virtual environments. WE’re world leaders in creating dynamic, highly mobile simulators that deliver realistic experiences with minimal cybersickness.
Even with all the science, we put into our simulators to reduce cybersickness, there are some people who will always experience it, just as there are some people who will always feel motion sick when riding on a rollercoaster or at the back of a bus. This percentage of the population is relatively small, about 5%. For them, simulation-based assessment and training may not be a good fit – or at least not yet! With our focus on data-driven improvement, we are always pushing the limits to help make simulation a comfortable experience for everyone.