Proceedings: GI 2012

Cybersickness induced by desktop virtual reality

Norman Vinson, Jean-François Lapointe, Avi Parush, Shelley Roberts

Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2012: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 28 - 30 May 2012, 69-75

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    author = {Vinson, Norman and Lapointe, Jean-Fran{\c c}ois and Parush, Avi and Roberts, Shelley},
    title = {Cybersickness induced by desktop virtual reality},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2012},
    series = {GI 2012},
    year = {2012},
    issn = {0713-5424},
    isbn = {978-1-4503-1420-6},
    location = {Toronto, Ontario, Canada},
    pages = {69--75},
    numpages = {7},
    publisher = {Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society},
    address = {Toronto, Ontario, Canada},


Cybersickness, a syndrome resulting from exposure to virtual reality displays, raises ethical and liability issues. We have found that, contrary to the majority of previous reports in the literature, cybersickness can be induced by desktop virtual reality. Moreover, our findings suggest that some individuals susceptible to cybersickness can be screened out on the basis of their self-reported susceptibility to motion sickness.