Could These 4-Eyed Glasses Cure Your Motion Sickness?

We’ve all experienced motion sickness. Whether we’ve been ill while driving curvy roads or bobbing over rough waters on a boat, motion sickness is one of the worst feelings. Experts believe the sensation is caused by conflicting signals in your sensory receptors, eyes, and inner ear. As you sit in a car, your actual body and the objects around you aren’t moving, but your eyes see movement through the windows going around every curve. That confusion leads to symptoms like nausea, dizziness, and more.

There are lots of cures meant to ease the wooziness, like ginger and peppermint oil. One recommendation if you’re on a boat is to stare at the horizon, which doesn’t move, so your body and vision line up. However, one new invention seeks to solve the problem at the root. The Seetroen glasses – known as Boarding Glasses – resemble goggles, but with extra lenses on the side for your peripheral vision. The four hollow rims are filled halfway with blue liquid. The idea is that by wearing them, you create an “artificial horizon” that moves along with the car, boat, airplane, etc. What your body feels and your eyes see line up.

How do you use them? If you’re in a car, put on the glasses and stare at something that doesn’t move, like a book. In about ten minutes, your body, brain, and eyes should synch with each other. The inventor of the Boarding Glasses tested the product with the French Navy and claims that 95% of users benefited. There are some skeptics as Seetreon glasses aren’t the first piece of technology to try and create an artificial horizon.

To try them out, you’ll have to wait till December or next year, and pay over $100. Personally, I’d wait until they’re reviewed more thoroughly and stick to good ol’ Dramamine for now.