“GVS RIDE: Providing a Novel Experience Using a Head Mounted Display and Four-pole Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation” by Aoyama, Higuchi, Sakurai, Maeda and Ando

  • ©Kazuma Aoyama, Daiki Higuchi, Kenta Sakurai, Taro Maeda, and Hideyuki Ando

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    GVS RIDE: Providing a Novel Experience Using a Head Mounted Display and Four-pole Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation

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    Galvanic 1Vestibular Stimulation (GVS) is a technique that induces virtual acceleration (or virtual head motion) by the application of current to electrodes placed on the bilateral mastoids. Since the vestibular sensation closely resembles real-life sensation, it is a promising technique for virtual reality (VR) systems for presenting a highly realistic experience. However, cannot induce lateral and anteroposterior directional acceleration. Thus, we invented methods to induce tri-directional acceleration (i.e., lateral, anteroposterior, and yaw rotation) to enhance virtual acceleration. The result is a new application named “GVS RIDE,” which gives a highly realistic experience using four-pole GVS and a Head Mounted Display (HMD) in synchronization. This paper and our demo introduce our novel GVS method and an application using GVS with HMD.

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    KAZUMA AOYAMA., HIROYUKI IIZUKA., HIDEYUKI ANDO AND TARO MAEDA, 2015. Four-pole Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation Causes Body Sway about Three Axes. Sci. Rep. 5, 10168; doi:10.1038/grep10168.


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    This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A) Grant Number 17H04690.


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