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July 14, 2018

Anti-Motion Sickness Glasses

Want to increase your chances of having the seat next to you remain unoccupied?

Wear these.

From Gizmodo:

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The engineers at Citroën have apparently thrown almost 100 years of French design refinement out the window with a new product you don't drive, but instead will improve your motoring experience.

The carmaker's new Seetroën glasses won't win you any style points,

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but Citroën claims the glasses will eliminate any motion sickness you're feeling after wearing them for just 10 minutes.

Motion sickness occurs when your brain gets conflicting reports about perceived motion from the inner ear and eyes, which each experience a ride in a moving vehicle differently.

It's not as big a problem when a passenger is looking out a window — there, the sensations of motion usually properly correlate.

But looking down at a phone or a tablet in a car for an affected person can be a one-way ticket to real discomfort.

So how are these glasses supposed to alleviate the problem?

The frames feature something called Boarding Ring technology, which is marketing-talk for "they're filled with liquids that are free to slosh around."

The glasses have four liquid-filled rings that, thanks to gravity, simulate the angle and movements of the horizon so that the motions of the blue-dyed liquids seen by the wearer's eyes match what their inner ear is detecting.

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Thankfully, Citroën says, passengers don't need to wear the glasses for their entire trip.

Once they put them on and stare at an unmoving object, like a smartphone or a book, it takes about 10-12 minutes for the brain to resolve its feeling of confusion and nausea.

For roughly 95% of the population, that should be all that's needed to eliminate motion sickness.

Citroën will be selling its glasses via its online lifestyle store for about $115

July 14, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


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