Are you one of those unfortunate souls that suffers from motion sickness? No matter how hard you try, the only solution seems to be taking some very drowsy medication or sitting at the front of the car (I mean, it’s not like you can sit at the front of a train or an aeroplane, right?) Apparently 1 in 3 of us have experienced the symptoms at least once in our lives – making it a very common issue indeed.
Citroen are hoping to provide a drug-free solution to your motion sickness woes. Introducing Citroen’s SEETROËN glasses.
Let’s face it, they’re neither pretty nor stylish. You would most certainly turn heads in them, if not for the wrong reasons. However, French developers Boarding Ring are pretty confident these glasses will reduce or completely cure your motion sickness symptoms within 10 minutes of wear and are effective for 95% of users.
The rings that make up the glasses frame contain a blue liquid that represents the horizon. By wearing the glasses, you force your eyes to reset their horizon using this liquid. It’s the same as sitting in the front of the car or being told to look at the horizon ahead when travelling by boat. Motion sickness is thought to be caused by conflicting signals between the inner ears (your balance receptors), your eyes and your brain and is often worse when the sufferer is without view of the direction of travel (e.g. at the back of a bus). What’s great about these glasses is that once your symptoms alleviate and your inner horizon resets itself, you can just take them off.
The SEETROËN glasses are currently available through Citroen’s online store and the Boarding Ring website for around $107.00 AUD/ £60.00. We would be interested to see how effective they are and whether they will take off.
Do you suffer from motion sickness? Would you be willing to wear the glasses in public?