research student

Patrick Merritt


Postgraduate Research Student

Subject

Computing

College

College of Science and Engineering

Department

School of Computing and Engineering

ORCiD ID

0000-0002-0651-5908

Email

P.Merritt@derby.ac.uk

About

I am a computer games programmer with a decade of experience working on a wide range of projects, primarily specialising in the assistive and educational properties of videogames and associated hardware elements.

The current aim of my research to investigate the impact of cognitive load on an individual’s susceptibility to cybersickness.

Cybersickness is a major barrier to uptake of VR HMD into industrial and entertainment environments, with estimates suggesting between 30 and 70% of users suffering some form of cybersickness, identifying the causes of cybersickness and tolerances of individuals will allow for more widespread adoption of these technologies.

Thesis title 

The impact of cognitive load on cybersickness symptoms.

Supervisor 

Teaching responsibilities

Associate Lecturer: Computer Games Programming

Qualifications