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Motion Sickness

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Members of UMTRI Assistant Research Scientist Monica Jone’s research group run a study to help people avoid and treat motion sickness in autonomous vehicles at the Transportation Research Institute at the University of Michigan on March 4, 2020. Jones and her group measure baseline metrics such as skin temperature, posture, heart rate, and facial expressions first. These metrics are measured against changes as study participants ride in a vehicle with specific maneuvers to test levels of motion sickness. Jones hopes to understand the fundamentals of human response that will help enable autonomous vehicle manufacturers and future related technologies. Photo: Joseph Xu/University of Michigan Engineering, Communications & Marketing