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Child car sickness, supervision required for under 12’s.

Tom Gamlin DesignerBy Tom Gamlin – from ideas come designs.

The current Gamlin Travel Visor model is a one-size-fits-all device and relies on binocular vision to achieve  the desired result. It is set to the average interpupillary distance for the average adult, which is approximately  63mm  between the centres of a pair of eyes. We must be aware of these measurements when we consider what’s best for alleviating child car sickness. This doesn’t mean that a young child wouldn’t benefit from wearing the Visor but we strongly recommend that supervision is provided.

To help you to understand this issue, we offer an explanation regarding a similar application. The article below considers the use of the PlayStation VR and it’s suitability for children under the age of 12 years.

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Preventing travel sickness using the Gamlin Travel Visor.

Preventing motion sickness can be a miserable challenge for those who suffer. Wearing the Gamlin Travel visor will make a big difference.

It’s the practical solution for passengers travelling by road or rail. The Visor is so simple to use. It will simply cut out all of the fast-moving visual information that is presented to the passenger throughout journeys by road or rail.

By narrowing the field of view, you get to see as much as you need to see, blocking out everything else. This doesn’t take away your freedom to read a book or use your mobile phone.

Those who wear it often report that on a long journey the experience is much more relaxing with sleeping being quite common. This very often makes a long journey feel very much shorter allowing the passenger to feel less stressed.

No more drowsiness from taking tablets.

Arrive at your destination feeling rested and ready for anything.

 

The Visor, preventing motion sickness

If you know anyone who suffers from travel sickness, please share.

Motion sickness. Is bad driving to blame?

Tom Gamlin DesignerBy Tom Gamlin – from ideas come designs.

Drive like a chauffeur and consider your passengers.

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Most drivers think, and will tell you that, they are good drivers but those who can really judge are those who are in the seats around them. The problem with a bad driver is that they don’t know what they have done because no one will tell them.

I have ridden with a number of drivers over the years. All drivers, including myself, have been through the learning – test process and have satisfied someone somewhere that we can drive safely and abide by the rules of the Highway code.

We’ve received our licences which, we believe, qualifies us as experienced drivers and that we have nothing more to learn on the subject.

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You can ride on a tilting train without motion sickness tablets.

Tom Gamlin DesignerBy Tom Gamlin – from ideas come designs.

Comfortable journey without motion sickness tablets.

Rail travel has come a long way since the early days of steam and although speed did play a significant part, passengers who became travel sick weren’t challenged quite as much as they are to day. The travel demands of all of us requires speed from city to city to be able to fulfil our increasingly busy lives. The  wonders of technology and modern engineering has presented us with the tilting train.

Comfortable ride without motion sickness tabletsby Japanese Wikipedia user 出々 吾壱.

Those who have motor-cycle experience will be familiar with the concept of leaning into the bend. When negotiating a corner the tighter the corner, the sharper the angle of lean. This allows the vehicle to travel much faster on a tight corner thus shortening the complete- journey time.

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New motion sickness patch for fun rides

Tom Gamlin DesignerBy Tom Gamlin – from ideas come designs.

Fun rides could be more fun with new motion sickness patch.

Walt Disney’s World’s Mission: Space
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Travel sickness and motion sickness effect people of all ages and there are no convenient boundaries  for anyone. However, help may be available from development by the US Military.

A motion sickness patch containing Scopolamine is placed behind the ear and, it is claimed, will block the effects of motion sickness for up to 72 hrs. It doesn’t cause drowsiness like some medications. It has an effect on the nerve fibres in the inner ear to take away some of the sense of movement thus reducing the feelings of motion sickness.

“But it won’t help children”

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Oculus Rift and motion sickness. What causes nausea?

Tom Gamlin DesignerBy Tom Gamlin – from ideas come designs.

What causes nausea?

What causes nausea and how to stop it?

“Rift sickness”

It must be a worry for any CEO who discovers that a product, central to the company, has such a sizeable problem. The Oculus Rift version “DevKit 1” was so bad that a forum was set up for sufferers to share their experiences; they named it “Rift sickness”.

“simulation sickness”

We have to ask, how can this be? The wearer is largely standing or sitting in one place and doesn’t leave the room let alone leave the house and travel mile after mile along bending roads or rails. We can’t refer to this problem as travel sickness or motion sickness so it will have to be “simulator or simulation sickness”.

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Motion sickness problems? Will brain ‘zapping’ work?

Tom Gamlin DesignerBy Tom Gamlin – from ideas come designs.

The use of electric shock therapy is being trialled at the Imperial College London. Scientists believe that electricity will stimulate areas of the brain which will reduce the symptoms of motion sickness problems.

chunder chair inducing motion sickness

A selection of 20 volunteers were subjected to an experience in the ‘Chunder chair’ which spins the person around at an angle to induce motion sickness. 1 hour later half of the participants had small electrical currents passed through the scalp to change the brain activity. The other half were subjected to dummy treatment. For those who had the stimulation it took an extra 200 seconds for the motion sickness to develop. Those receiving the dummy treatment experienced motion sickness problems around 60 seconds earlier.

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