GI alum Séamas Weech, postdoc researcher in neuroscience and virtual reality, presented at SIGGRAPH 2019. SIGGRAPH is an annual conference for academia and industry in Los Angeles which focuses on global innovations, including what's next for computer graphics, animation, VR, gaming and new technologies.
Weech gave a talk for a workshop focused on Cybersickness:
The primary purpose of the workshop is to improve the understanding of and discuss potential solutions for cybersickness, the motion sickness associated with immersive environments.
Weech's talk during this workshop focused on multisensory reweighting and cybersickness, which refers to how our sensory information--what we see, hear, and feel--cause some people to feel motion sick in virtual reality, also called cybersickness. The talk also focused on how these senses can be targeted to lessen cybersickness.
Weech conducted this research as a postdoctoral fellow for the Multisensory Brain and Cognition (MBC) lab, a research group in the Department of Kinesiology, focused on understanding how the brain processes conflicting multisensory information.