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When it comes to motion sickness in VR, one bad experience can leave a person with little or no desire to ever try on a headset again. - Lucas Matney
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Can Video Games Give People Motion Sickness?
Yes. Lots of people feel motion sickness while playing video games. Doctors even have a name for it: They call it simulator sickness because it was first noticed in people using driving or flying simulators.
Doctors aren't sure exactly why video games cause motion sickness. They think it might have to do with mismatched messages about movement that the brain gets from the eyes and inner ears. Liquid in the semicircular canals of your inner ear allows you to sense if you're moving. But the brain can get confused if your inner ear senses that you're sitting still while your eyes see the action on the screen and tell the brain you're moving. That may leave you feeling sick, dizzy, or drowsy.
When it comes to motion sickness in VR, one bad experience can leave a person with little or no desire to ever try on a headset again.
One of the major problems is the mismatch between the visual perception of motion given by the VR headset and the inner ear telling you that you’re standing still. Enough miscommunication and you start to grow a bit queasy.
October 06, 2022 0700h - Watson Prunier