About one-third of human population is highly susceptible to
motion sickness while other can be resistant to it. Despite
decades of research, the associated brain mechanism of motion
sickness and why some people are immune to it is unknown.
This study, funded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council,
will use Near-InfraRed Spectroscopy (NIRS) to examine the
localized cerebral blow flows to uncover brain mechanism
associated with motion sickness. The research will take place at
the motion simulator located at the CLP Power Wind/Wave Tunnel
Facility (WWTF) at HKUST.
The PI of the project is Professor Richard So who is a leading
expert in motion sickness and ergonomics. He is an IEA Fellow
(less than 100 in the world) and Fellow of the Institute of
Ergonomics and Human Factors.