According to statistics, one in three people experience motion sickness symptoms at least once in their life, and over 30 million people in Europe suffer from chronic travel sickness. To make long trips enjoyable for this group of people, the French automobile manufacturer Citroën has created SEETROËN, the first glasses to eliminate motion sickness.
The glasses use the Boarding Ring technology developed by the French start-up of the same name. This is a patented and tested paramedical solution with an efficacy rating of 95%. The principle is simple: equipped with moving liquid in the rings around the eyes, both along the frontal axis (right/left) and sagittal axis (front/back), the glasses recreate the horizon line to resolve the conflict between the senses that causes the affliction. After putting on the glasses, it takes 10-12 minutes to enable the mind to re-synchronize with the movement perceived by the inner ear while the eyes were focused on an immobile object such as a smartphone or a book. Then take the glasses off and enjoy the rest of your journey.
For the design of the glasses, Citroën approached the Paris-based design studio 5.5, which has successfully incorporated the Citroën’s fresh, simple and ergonomic style. The result is a high-tech look in white soft-touch plastic. The SEETROËN glasses are available to purchase on the Citroën’s lifestyle web store at the price of €99.