Tips To Overcome VR Motion Sickness

Tips To Overcome VR Motion Sickness

May 28, 2019

Tips To Overcome VR (Virtual Reality) Motion Sickness

The ROTU team has been fascinated by discussions with some people about their hesitancy with investing in VR entertainment due to motion sickness. Our flagship game, Pangea: The Last Crystal Child, doesn't appear to induce this response, but other games certainly do, so here are a few tips:

1. Take it one step at a time - If you've had a bad first experience, expose yourself to VR little by little and allow your brain to get acclimated to this new stimulus. Starting out in VR for just a few minutes at a time is sometimes all it takes to normalize it.

2. Dip your toes in with a reassuring friend - having someone by your side telling you that "everything is going to be fine," especially if they're a seasoned VR pro, is remarkably persuasive. Don't underestimate the power of a comforting VR companion.

3. Prepare yourself by consuming ginger - whether you eat it or drink it, ginger will calm your stomach and curb nausea. Ingest it one or two hours beforehand for optimal effect. If you're a sushi lover it's a great excuse to indulge 🍣

4. Use a fan - we don't completely understand why the blowing of cool air reduces motion sickness, but it's been reported as working quite well... worth a shot.

5. Try Dramamine - for those who are prone to seasickness, this is a well known solution for overcoming it while on a boat or in a car. It works just as well for experiencing VR if you're highly sensitive but determined to play.

6. Put on a Sea-Band - this fantastic wristband utilizes acupressure points on your wrist and appears to greatly reduce motion sickness susceptibility. Users of VR have confirmed the effectiveness of wristbands of this type.




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