- In research published in the journal Neurology, an ICL team found that a mild electrical current applied to the scalp can numb the part of the brain that processes motion signals. This means the brain doesn’t get confused by conflicting messages from its eyes and ears.
- In one study, volunteers sat in rotating chairs that were also tilting, kind of a like a scientific roller coaster. If the subjects were wearing electrodes on their heads, then they recovered from nausea much more quickly.
- The tech is actually fairly commercializable: one researcher believes within 5 to 10 years people will be able to buy an “anti-seasickness” device from a pharmacy. It could even be integrated into a smartphone.
Electrical current applied to the scalp is a highly effective motion sickness treatment
9. 5. 15 by Kif Leswing