Title: Prof. Takahiro Wada, Ritsumeikan University
Start date: Sep 29 2017
Start time: 11:15 am
End time: 12:15 pm
Location: Max Planck House Lecture Hall

Enhancing comfort is important to increase the quality of human-machine systems with body motion, such as automobiles. It is, however, difficult to quantify comfort owing to its ambiguity. Tremendous amounts of effort have been made to model human sensation characteristics. Among them, cybernetic modeling of sensory systems and human motion perception make it possible to quantify and parameterize human perception, which helps to understand its basic mechanism. To estimate comfort in human motion experienced when riding a vehicle, we built a mathematical model of motion sickness based on the subjective vertical conflict theory using the cybernetic model of vestibular systems, which is an expansion of Bos's SVC model (that can deal with only 1DOF motion), to 6DOF motion.
In this talk, I will present the details of the mathematical model and its application to passengers travelling in vehicles, involving methodologies to reduce motion sickness and control techniques for automated vehicles. In addition, the applicability of the model to the vestibular-ocular reflex may also be discussed.

Host: Ksander de Winkel

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