Could This New Invention Prevent Motion Sickness on Rides?

Do you get motion sickness on roller coasters?

The Velocicoaster at Universal Orlando

It’s certainly a common occurrence — some rides can bring on headaches, nausea, and dizziness, even for the most experienced roller coaster riders! But Universal Parks and Resorts is working on a new invention to get rid of all motion sickness on rides.

According to the Orlando Business Journal, the Comcast Corporation theme park division (the guys in charge of the Universal theme parks) filed a patent this month for an invention that could solve the problem of motion sickness on rides.

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Right now, they’re calling it the “Ride Vehicle Restraint System with Forced Air System.” From what we know so far, it’s a restraint on a roller coaster vehicle that pushes air at the riders’ faces in different directions. According to the Orlando Business Journal, this invention is following “a 2017 study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information [that] compared the effects of airflow, vibrations and a combination of the two with regard to visually-induced motion sickness.” The results of this study were positive, with most participants saying the use of airflow reduced their motion sickness.

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Could this invention solve your motion sickness? Universal hasn’t yet revealed much about the design or when it could be implemented in the parks, but we’ll be following closely to see what the future of this new invention could bring! Stay tuned with AllEars for more news about Universal!

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