Design requirements to reduce discomfort in window viewing: Study on increasing degrees of freedom of car-body shape

Kazuki Fujita, Miwa Nakanishi

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Motion sickness is caused by the information differences between the vestibular, visual, and bodily senses. Window curvature and sight blurring are considered to influence eyesight information. This study experimentally investigated the influence of motion sickness by window curvature and sight blurring changes in the response to multiple combinations of conditions. The result indicated that a view from a car window with a vertical wave on the window surface was likely to cause motion sickness. Conversely, visual distortion in the horizontal direction could be acceptable to passengers. The study also proposed the minimum design requirements for car-body shape based on the results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Ergonomics Modeling, Usability
EditorsMarcelo Soares, Tareq Z. Ahram, Christianne Falcao
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319416847
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Ergonomics Modeling, Usability and Special Populations, AHFE 2016 - Walt Disney World, United States
Duration: 2016 Jul 272016 Jul 31

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


OtherInternational Conference on Ergonomics Modeling, Usability and Special Populations, AHFE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWalt Disney World


  • Car design
  • Motion sickness
  • Window viewing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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