Sam thought he was sick from VR. But with a simple adjustment, he could experience VR without experiencing vertigo.
Putting on the Oculus Rift DK2 made Sam’s head spin and stomach turn.
He pulled the thick strap over his head, slid the black box to his nose, and began to navigate through the virtual world of graphics and movement displayed in front of his eyes.
But before long, as always, the experience made him too sick to stay.
Discouraged, Sam pulled himself out of the virtual and back to the physical world where his stomach told him he was nauseaus, and he winked, pulling the device off his head.
Fortunately, before resigning himself to one of the unlucky few who can’t enjoy VR, Sam discovered a simple fix: adjusting the IPD on his HMD.
If you don’t know what a DK2, or the IPD on your HMD in a VE is, exactly, then continue reading, and stay tuned for more tips, tricks, and information for coverage of virtual reality research and development news on our site, designed to share not only insider news but to help educate the unfamiliar with the basics of VR.
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