Arnon Rolnick


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Humans were built for self-propulsion.

It was technology that introduced the option of traveling by carts, ships, cars and airplanes. Thus, it was technology that produced seasickness, car sickness, and air sickness.

Researchers, including many psychologists, have spent years seeking solutions for this ancient ailment that persists in modern times.

Despite their efforts, experts predict that the introduction of autonomous vehicles will dramatically increase the prevalence of motion sickness.

In 1982 I established the Naval Motion Sickness and Human Performance Laboratory for exploring the psychological and physiological aspects of motion sickness.

I will review the knowledge accumulated in this field in our lab as well as many other places. Focusing on some technological and psychological solutions.

Motion sickness can also be a model for coping process under aversion situations and various medical conditions. Some of these concepts appears below.

One can find here the first study that pointed out that driverless car will produce significant increase in motion sickness, and sudies that suggest ergonomics solution like artificial horizon. Other samples of research are:  CBT for coping with motion sickness, and the development of some selection methods that will predict human behavior under uncontrolbale motion.

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