The simulator sickness questionnaire, and the erroneous zero baseline assumption

Phillip Brown*, Pieter Spronck, Wendy Powell

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Cybersickness assessment is predominantly conducted via the Simulator Sickness Questionnaire (SSQ). Literature has highlighted that assumptions which are made concerning baseline assessment may be incorrect, especially the assumption that healthy participants enter with no or minimal associated symptoms. An online survey study was conducted to explore further this assumption amongst a general population sample (N = 93). Results for this study suggest that the current baseline assumption may be inherently incorrect.
Original languageEnglish
Article number945800
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalFrontiers in Virtual Reality
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2022


  • Cybersickness
  • Simulator Sickness
  • SSQ
  • Motion Sickness
  • Virtual Reality
  • Self Report
  • Baseline


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