Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation
Imparting a sense of motion or suppressing motion sickness
In collaboration with researchers at the Mayo Clinic, Vivonics has developed a system for controlled electrical stimulation of the vestibular system. This Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation (GVS) imparts a controlled sense of motion in the three rotational directions: roll, pitch and yaw. When coordinated with the visual displays in a simulator or gaming environment, the result is more realistic immersive experience.
- Four contacts (one behind each ear, one on the forehead, and at the nape of the neck).
- Battery powered and provides low levels of applied current making it safe to use
- Ceases its effects as soon as it is turned off, so there are no after-effects
- Prototype Device completed
- Laboratory tests completed
- Coordinated first-person video demo available
- Ready for integration with simulation and gaming platforms
- This product is not yet approved as a medical device
- Enhanced flight and driving simulators
- First-person video games
- First-person movies, e.g., IMAX movies with flight scenes
- Simulated amusement park rides (e.g., virtual roller-coaster)