MoveU is a small and lightweight wearable device that enhances VR experiences and reduces cybersickness by means of galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS). In addition to GVS, we support physiological sensing by connecting heartrate, electrodermal activity and other sensors to our wearable device using a plug and play mechanism. An accompanying Android app communicates with the device over Bluetooth (BLE) for transmitting the GVS stimulus to the user through electrodes attached behind the ears. Our system supports multiple categories of VR applications with different types of virtual motion such as driving, navigating by flying, teleporting, or riding. Our user study showed that participants experienced significantly lower cybersickness when using our device and rated experiences with GVS-induced haptic feedback as significantly more immersive than a no-GVS baseline.
Adding Proprioceptive Feedback to Virtual Reality Experiences Using Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation. (To appear). CHI 2019.