Lab Tested

A study at Imperial College, London, showed a significant reduction in travel sickness when wearing the Gamlin Travel  visor.

Here is the Report in full;
MSc Project: Smitha Arun (Supervisor John F Golding) University of Westminster, London,UK

Background: Research indicates restricted peripheral vision reduces the sensation of vection (a false sensation of-self motion induced by a moving visual field). Motion sickness and vection are related phenomena, although not in a one-to-one fashion. The current study investigated whether a new visual restriction device, the “Gamlin Travel Visor” would reduce motion sickness and vection.

The Gamlin Travel Visor is a health intervention device, which restricts the visual field of the wearer and is claimed to reduce motion sickness in passengers suffering motion sickness when travelling.

Method: Optokinetic motion was used to induced motion sickness and vection. A video of an off-vertical axis rotation (OVAR), of a realistic computerised landscape that rotated 360° at 0.2Hz was used as the provocative stimulus. n = 26 participants. The participants were exposed to same video for 10 minutes, following a recovery period for 15 minutes. They viewed the same video twice, with the distinction of restricted vision, according to a counterbalanced repeated measures design. During exposure, participants were asked to rate the severity of symptoms every minute. They also performed a concurrent task of detecting visual targets to control attention. A rod and frame test for field dependence was conducted to examine the effects of the videos.

Results: The Gamlin Travel Visor significantly reduced symptoms of motion sickness (p<.001) and vection (p< 0.001). No significant difference was found for field dependence before and after exposure.

Conclusions: The Gamlin Travel Visor reduced motion sickness and vection produced by an optokinetic stimulus. However since the provocative stimulus was visual, it remains to be determined whether this device would offer any motion protection in the real motion environment of, for example, car & coach travel, since in these environments the provocative stimuli are primarily low frequency whole-body accelerations rather than visual.”


PLEASE NOTE. The laboratory tested visor study results shown above were from an unfunded study, kindly undertaken by an MSc student under the supervision of one of the foremost world experts in the field of motion sickness, Professor John F Golding.

The above summary is quoted in full, as supplied by Professor Golding.

Under laboratory conditions, the participants were exposed to a video that would normally induce motion sickness. The result was that “the Gamlin Travel Visor significantly reduced symptoms of motion sickness” (induced by the visual environment).

It is this visual environment of rapidly changing landscape and flickering images suffered during car or bus travel that we at Gamlin for Travel claim that the Gamlin Travel Visor can significantly reduce travel sickness, and all that it entails.

We have good reason to suggest that it could work for you, buy today!