EEG based time and frequency dynamics analysis of visually induced motion sickness (VIMS)

Naqvi, Syed Ali Arsalan and Badruddin , Nasreen and Jatoi, Munsif Ali and Malik, Aamir Saeed and Hazabbah, Wan and Abdullah, Baharudin (2015) EEG based time and frequency dynamics analysis of visually induced motion sickness (VIMS). Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine . ISSN 1879-5447

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3D movies are attracting the viewers as they can see the objects flying out of the screen. However, many viewers have reported various problems which are usually faced after watching 3D movies. These problems include visual fatigue, eye strain, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision or collectively may be termed as visually induced motion sickness (VIMS). This research focuses on the comparison between 3D passive technology with a conventional 2D technology to find that whether 3D is causing trouble in the viewers or not. For this purpose, an experiment was designed in which participants were randomly assigned to watch 2D or a 3D movie. The movie was specially designed to induce VIMS. The movie was shown for the duration of 10 min to every participant. The electroencephalogram (EEG) data was recorded throughout the session. At the end of the session, participants rated their feelings using simulator sickness questionnaire (SSQ). The SSQ data was analyzed and the ratings of 2D and 3D participants were compared statistically by using a two tailed t test. From the SSQ results, it was found that participants watching 3D movies reported significantly higher symptoms of VIMS (p value\0.05). EEG data was analyzed by using MATLAB and topographic plots are created from the data. A significant difference has been observed in the frontal-theta power which increases with the passage of time in 2D condition while decreases with time in 3D condition. Also, a decrease in beta power has been found in the temporal lobe of 3D group. Therefore, it is concluded that there are negative effects of 3D movies causing significant changes in the brain activity in terms of band powers. This condition leads to produce symptoms of VIMS in the viewers.

Item Type:Article
Impact Factor:0.882
Uncontrolled Keywords:Visually induced motion sickness (VIMS); Stereoscopy; 3D movies; Electroencephalogram (EEG); Simulator sickness questionnaire (SSQ); Time�frequency analysis
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Electrical And Electronics - Communications - Digital Communications - Digital Signal Processing
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Research Institutes > Institute for Health Analytics
ID Code:11804
Deposited By: Dr Aamir Saeed Malik
Deposited On:07 Oct 2016 01:42
Last Modified:07 Oct 2016 01:42

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