Mitigating cybersickness can have far-reaching effects

Virtual reality is growing in popularity, and while it’s often used in video games, it’s increasingly being used in more practical settings, like job trainings and educational exercises. But for many people, using VR headsets can cause cybersickness, which can include nausea, headaches, and disorientation among other symptoms. And women experience these symptoms far stronger and more often than men. Iowa State researchers in psychology and engineering are studying the reasons that cause cybersickness, and looking at ways to help people adapt.