06 Dec 2018

Can glasses cure motion sickness?

New Citroen SEETROEN glasses almost 100 per cent effective
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Goofy-looking goggles could be a godsend for people who suffer from chronic motion sickness.

Citroen has revealed what it says are the first glasses to combat the unpleasant condition.

Developed by French start-up company Boarding Ring, the Seetroen glasses are said to have an effectiveness rating of 95 per cent and are already for sale online.

The rings around the glasses contain a coloured liquid to simulate the horizon, to resolve the conflict between the senses that cause the sickness.

Citroen says the glasses work by “allowing the mind to resynchronise with the movement perceived by the inner ear while the eyes are focused on an immobile object such as a smartphone or book”.

According to the French car maker, over 30 million people in Europe suffer from chronic travel sickness.

Citroen may by the first to come up with travel sickness glasses, but other car brands are already attempting to cure the bug.

Last month, Jaguar Land Rover announced its next generation of vehicles will use biometric sensors to record physiological signals that will create an algorithm to then generate a ‘wellness score’ for each passenger.

The score then allows the vehicle to adjust its settings to combat motion sickness, with effectiveness ratings up to 60 per cent.

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