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Cybersickness: What You Can Do About It

Cybersickness, the horrible feeling of motion sickness after using VR devices, can really damper the consumer experience or even drive us away. Below are a few suggestions to help alleviate or minimize the feeling.

Limit your field of view (FOV) while using VR.

Field of view is the degree our human eye can see before us and with eye movement. All VR headset attempt to find that ‘sweet spot’ of FOV, hardware design and ergonomics. Currently HTC Vive is considered to have the best FOV, but it also has a built in dial allowing adjustment between the your eye and the lenses. This simple adjustment could make all the difference.

Lens Labs HTC Vive lens inserts

Gradually increase your exposure time to VR

As with the term “get your sea legs”, gradually increasing your exposure to VR can help your brain and senses adapt to the changes experienced during VR.

Chew Gum

Easy but shown to be effective. The repetitive motion of chewing helps relieve motion sickness symptoms. It also combats acid reflux and improves digestion, 2 important components when minimizing nausea. Peppermint, mint and even specifically medicated gums are reported to be most helpful.

dramamine chewable tablet

Remain Calm

Slow deep breathing will help prevent lightheadedness and decrease your heart rate.

Tradition motion sickness treatments

 Wear anti-seasickness wrist band
 Well hydrate
 Ginger chews, popular but not scientifically supported
 Antihistamine tablet
 Dramamine, meclizine, cyclizine
 Prescription scopolamine patch

  • Jacob herd
    Posted at 15:45h, 26 November Reply

    Quoted from popular mechanics ‘the video issue’ , “vr can make you feel sick, but the faster a headset refreshes it’s images, the less likely you are to get sick. HTC Vive and Oculus rift are high strength tethered units, and normally operates At 90 frames minimum. Mobile vr, however, does not have high processing power, and usually runs at 30 frames, with about 60 frames maximum.”

    • fevrgaming
      Posted at 22:21h, 29 November Reply

      Hey Jacob! Thanks so much for sharing this info, this is great to know!

  • Jacob herd
    Posted at 11:09h, 18 December Reply

    Your welcome. I live near fevr, and cannot wait! Small suggestion though, you should add job simulator. That appears to be the current most popular vr game.

    • Alexis
      Posted at 21:17h, 22 March Reply

      Sorry it took so long for us to respond. We are currently working on getting Job Simulator in as we speak!

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