The concept makes sense, unlike copper/magnet bracelets.
Dramamine doesn't help me. The "Relief Band" that shocks the wrist does help with stomach nausea, but not the head wooziness (https://www.reliefband.com/). Also no food, ginger, or small amounts of carbs doesn't help. Looking at the horizon helps a little.
Looks like they are on preorder, shipping in December 2018:
Excited to see real reviews.
On the drug side, I had the best results with Cinnarizine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnarizine). To get good results, I take a single capsule (75mg) per day, but I have to take it at least for 3 days in advance of the travels and keep taking it during travels. It pretty much eliminates motion sickness under normal circumstances for me and at the overall low dosage the side effects are not too severe.
I have many memories of having to pull over and be sick on the side of the road, as I grew up. Vague memories of pink motion sick tablets when I was four. I sometimes can't even sit in the back seat of a car, especially so if the seats have headrest. A couple of years back, I was given a tour of a ship that was docked, and as we headed below decks, I started to feel most unwell.
I tried many medicines but none of those helped me. I face all those you have listed. Just that city buses are a little better for me now if I get one of the front seat and it is an open window bus.
> Looking at the horizon helps a little.
Indeed. Also not trying to fight the body movement when the car moves on sharp curves. And falling asleep but then it often makes me miss all the scenery.
Just get round classes and put plastic tube filled with colored liquid around the rims.
Speaking of placebos, I wonder how these glasses compare to placebos.
We tried the pressure point bracelets, the anti-static strips, ginger drinks, everything. We moved her seat forward facing and sat her in the middle of the vehicle so she had a (somewhat) unobstructed view of the horizon. For a while, we even removed the headrest on the passenger seat and the passenger sat in the back.
We started to give her regular mints and it seemed to work. She might have grown out of it, the mints might have worked... who knows, but when it affects your everyday routines, you'll do anything.
Well, has she tried going without the mints to see what happens?
Wow, why were you trying to convince her if you knew why they were effective?
So please do the right thing and just let them believe :)
If somebody that experiences motion sickness wants to test it, I can help coding a prototype.
While I don't get seasick at all, I'll add this in so that someone might try it. I noticed that on a rocking boat people stand two different ways. Most people will move their feet apart and assume a rigid stance so their head is always up relative to the boat. Others will keep both feet together and stay upright relative to gravity, seemingly tilting back and forth in rhythm with the ship. I suspect the second might help with motion sickness since you would see the boat move like you feel that it should. It always struck me as funny to have some of both types in the same group having a conversation.
Previously there were reports that an "artificial nose" in VR setups reduced motion sickness [sources needed...], perhaps having an artificial horizon-ish-thing (Han Solo's lucky dice?) bobbing around in periphery would have the same effect?
It seems like this would have a transferrable benefit to a similar problem.
Car sickness comes from your body moving (detected by your inner ear), but if you are not looking out of the window your visuals (reading a book, looking at the phone) show you stationary.
There are actually a bunch of VR games that have comfort options which basically put a static cage around you. Also, similarly, cockpit games are a popular way to allow free movement with reduced motion sickness.
Fill with coloured water and seal the ends!
Does anyone know where I can look for unbiased reviews for this 12-16 months down the line?
> The Seetroën glasses have four liquid-filled rings [which you look through] that, thanks to gravity, simulate the angle and movements of the horizon so that the motions of the blue-dyed liquids seen by the wearer’s eyes match what their inner ear is detecting.
They wouldn't be very helpful for people who can't see anything while wearing them.
He talks like the glasses are joke and focuses on the fact that--God forbid--they don't have a good design according to him, but if they work they're a fantastic product!
My girlfriend cannot read more than a couple of sentences before getting sick while I'm driving, and I would care many times less about the glasses' look or the cost than her not felling sick.
Journalism is really going downhill.
I don't experience motion sickness, but if my girlfriend wore those I wouldn't start making fun of her because even though she's not sick anymore she looks weird!
I get dizzy for about 10 minutes after putting it on. And for another 10 minutes after taking it off (if only using it for a day trip). Otherwise, no side effects.
Further down in the article:
> for about $115
I kinda hope they work, just in case my 6 months old son has the same problem later on and for everyone who suffers from the same issue.
But in VR, the problem is the opposite: the screen move, but not your body.
There is some wristband that administers light electrical shocks, but maybe it is hogwash.
Skyrim is a close second and a game I'd dearly love to find a motion sickness cure for even with fov cranked up.
edit: wait hang on if these really are effective then having a virtual horizon 'HUD' in a VR game might alleviate sickness? someone get on that
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