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BBC One: Rip Off Britain: Professor John Golding on motion sickness
18 February 2019
The episode showed three students who suffer from motion sickness on a rotating chair in order to test different approaches to prevent motion sickness. Professor Golding explained: “The rotating chair works by spinning people around, which if you superimpose head movements, cause what’s called a cross-coupling effect. In other words, apart from feeling dizzy, you have this very unpleasant tumbling sensation.”
Talking about preventive methods, he concluded: “If you are on a coach or a car, or on board of a ship, if you can get a stable horizon view, that’s very good. If you are in a vehicle of any sort, try to avoid reading texts or looking at your phone, because that certainly is a way of aggravating motion sickness.”
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