Virtual Reality and Human Factors – Computer Science Collaboration

Virtual Reality and Cyber Sickness

In Europe, people travel an average of 12,000km per year on private and public transport, in cars, buses, planes and trains. These journeys are often repetitive and wasted time. This total will rise with the arrival of fully autonomous cars, which free drivers to become passengers. We believe AR/VR/XR technology could radically improve all passenger journeys, however, one challenging issue is motion sickness. To be more specific, that is the mixed state of traditional car sickness and AR/VR/XR-induced cybersickness. Therefore, the aim of this project is to explore a new way to mitigate the mixed state of motion sickness.

Research Questions:                                                                                                                                  What is the biomarker for motion sickness?                                                                                            How to regulate motion sickness using neurostimulation?

 

Gang Li | Post Doc | Funding: ERSC | Email: gang.li@glasgow.ac.uk
Thomas Goodge | Funding: UKRI - SOCIAL CDT | Email: thomas.goodge.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Human-Car Interaction

My PhD research will be looking at Human-Car interactions in the context of autonomous vehicles, with a focus on the point of handover of control between the driver and the car. Autonomous cars are sophisticated agents that can handle many driving tasks. However, they may have to hand control to the human driver in different circumstances, for example if sensors fail or weather conditions are bad. This is potentially difficult for the driver as they may have not been driving the car for a long period and have to quickly take control. This is an important issue for car companies as they want to add more automation to vehicles in a safe manner. Key to this problem is whether this interface would benefit from conceptualizing the exchange between human and car as a social interaction.

Publications

Li G., McGill M., Brewster S., Pollick F.. A Review of Electrostimulation-based Cybersickness Mitigations. Proceedings - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality AIVR 2020: 151-157, 2020. cited By 1
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@article{li g. 2020review,
  title={A Review of Electrostimulation-based Cybersickness Mitigations},
  author={Li G. and McGill M. and Brewster S. and Pollick F.},
  journal={Proceedings - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality AIVR 2020},
  year={2020},
  pages={151-157}
}
Li G., Varela F.M., Habib A., Zhang Q., McGill M., Brewster S., Pollick F.. Exploring the feasibility of mitigating VR-HMD-induced cybersickness using cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation. Proceedings - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality AIVR 2020: 123-129, 2020. cited By 1
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@article{li g. 2020exploring,
  title={Exploring the feasibility of mitigating VR-HMD-induced cybersickness using cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation},
  author={Li G. and Varela F.M. and Habib A. and Zhang Q. and McGill M. and Brewster S. and Pollick F.},
  journal={Proceedings - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality AIVR 2020},
  year={2020},
  pages={123-129}
}
McGill M., Williamson J., Ng A., Pollick F., Brewster S.. Challenges in passenger use of mixed reality headsets in cars and other transportation. Virtual Reality, 24(4): 583-603, 2020. cited By 2
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@article{mcgill m. 2020challenges,
  title={Challenges in passenger use of mixed reality headsets in cars and other transportation},
  author={McGill M. and Williamson J. and Ng A. and Pollick F. and Brewster S.},
  journal={Virtual Reality},
  year={2020},
  number={4},
  pages={583-603}
}
Pollick F.E.. Virtual surfaces and the influence of cues to surface shape on grasp. Virtual Reality, 3(2): 85-101, 1998. cited By 2
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@article{pollick f.e.1998virtual,
  title={Virtual surfaces and the influence of cues to surface shape on grasp},
  author={Pollick F.E.},
  journal={Virtual Reality},
  year={1998},
  number={2},
  pages={85-101}
}
Pollick F.E., Chizk C., Hager-Ross C., Hayhoe M.. Implicit accuracy constraints in two-fingered grasps of virtual objects with haptic feedback. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 2058: 98-107, 2001. cited By 2
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@article{pollick f.e. 2001implicit,
  title={Implicit accuracy constraints in two-fingered grasps of virtual objects with haptic feedback},
  author={Pollick F.E. and Chizk C. and Hager-Ross C. and Hayhoe M.},
  journal={Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)},
  year={2001},
  pages={98-107}
}