Simulator Sickness Report Form
Not feeling well? We're sorry to hear that.
Once you've collected yourself, why not take a minute to volunteer some information regarding your sickness to help others out? This service is provided free-of-charge, and we're on a mission. We're trying to make simulator sickness a thing of the past. We're trying to make sure VR is a safe and fun space for everyone - and we need your help.
Fill out the form below with as much, or as little information as you're comfortable sharing. We'll use that data for research into what triggers simulation sickness, and provide our findings completely freely and openly to game companies, and the world at large.
Questions about your medical history and sex are used to determine linkages between particular conditions (e.g. female biology, nearsightedness, diabetes) and incidence of sickness. We do not collect identifiable data, and data is not stored in such a way that it could be associated with a particular user. Still, if you feel uncomfortable providing any of the below data for any reason, please totally feel free to leave it blank. We want to make better games and a more comfortable experience for everyone, including you.
Please DO NOT provide personally identifiable information such as name, SSN, address, etc. All violating entries will be deleted immediately.
All questions are optional, and there are no required responses.
Parts of this report were adapted from the Simulator Sickness Questionnaire, a trusted and frequently used user research instrument.
Whitethorn Digital is a for-profit LLC primarily invested in game consulting and game development located in Grove City, PA. We make very little money operating the Simulator Sickness Report, and do not directly profit from your participation in any way. The funds are redirected to improving the robustness of the data by marketing, traveling to promote, and analyzing the findings. We share all of our data in both analyzed and raw formats completely free of charge to anyone with a vested interest in simulation sickness. Our primary goal in running the Simulator Sickness Report is to improve the accessibility of VR technologies for all.
While this is not an academic study, the 'primary investigator' can be considered to be Dr. Matthew White, an erstwhile professor at Penn State and games industry data scientist. He previously researched simulator sickness in academia and has been interviewed about it in the past.
While this isn't a standard, IRB approved, peer reviewed study, our aims are to get an open database of simulator sickness incidents assembled that can be perused and datamined by anyone with the urge and ability to do so.