People who struggle with motion sickness on a regular basis know that when symptoms strike, any possible antidote to the day-ruining combo of nausea and dizziness is on the table. Especially because there’s only so much ginger can do when you’re stuck in a cab, seconds away from vomiting into your Trader Joe’s bag. (Trust me, I know.) But let’s get real: Are you desperate enough for a solution that anything would involve wearing a ridiculous pair of glasses? Seriously, we’re talkin’ specs that are sure to replace your symptoms with a serious case of side-eye from, well, basically everyone in your presence.
Engineers at the French automobile manufacturer Citroën are responsible for developing a goofy-looking pair that claim to eliminate motion sickness after just minutes of use. And since a promotional video for the accessory notes that one in three people suffers from the condition, which Cleveland Clinic describes as a disruption to your sense of balance and equilibrium, it does sound intriguing. The inner-ear disturbance “happens when your brain receives conflicting messages about motion and your body’s position in space. The conflicting messages are delivered from your inner ear, your eyes (what you see), your skin receptors (what you feel), and muscle and joint sensors.” So basically, motion sickness spares no comforts.
According to Infosurhoy, the Seetroën glasses—which, just going to say it, give off total Minions vibes—use Boarding Ring technology, which fills the frames with moving liquid to re-create the horizon line and enables “the mind to resynchronize with the movement perceived by the inner ear.”
The Seetroën glasses use Boarding Ring technology, which fills the frames with moving liquid to re-create the horizon line and enables “the mind to resynchronize with the movement perceived by the inner ear.”
Docs have touted that gazing out at the horizon to get your senses back to normal is an effective way to combat motion sickness, but there’s no scientific proof the technique works through liquid in glasses-form. Still, considering you’d just have to wear them for a measly 10 to 12 minutes to get results, the $116 price tag per pair might just be worth a shot. All you need to do is look at an unmoving object—like your phone—to ward off your symptoms, then you can enjoy the rest of your ride sans spectacles.
Yes, your travel companions will almost certainly post a few videos of you on their Instagram Stories. But an illness-free vacay might just be worth the embarrassment.
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