VR is sweeping the world. The hot technology, that transports you to other places in gaming, training and marketing can have a bad side effect to some users, motion sickness. Motion sickness, or people complaining about getting sick after participating in some kind of VR session, is the number one complaint after barrier to entry. It’s actually a lot more common than you would think. In fact according to Boarding Ring, over 40% of virtual reality users have experienced some kind of motion sickness from the experience.
Motion sickness comes when your sensory signals collide. Basically your eyes think you’re moving but your ears don’t. For some people this is no big deal but for other’s it can be temporarily crippling. Humans are equipped with our own personal accelerometer’s since birth called the Vestibular System, and it’s actually found in your inner ear.
Even the most expensive virtual reality systems haven’t taken into consideration the sensory conflict that causes motion sickness. For those users who experience VR related motion sickness, the solution is typically just not to use it.
Boarding Ring has come up with a great solution that allows people prone to motion sickness to enjoy virtual reality like everybody else. The idea is pretty simple, find a way to eliminate the sensory conflict. Designing the solution was no small feat.
After years of research and development, Boarding Ring has developed Boarding VAR, a system that creates a horizontal plane into the user’s field o view. This horizontal plane gives the eyes an inertial reference similar to the inner ears. With the horizontal plane in place the sensory conflict becomes impossible, users can go on and enjoy playing virtual reality games or using VR for work seamlessly and without feeling like they are going to vomit.
Boarding VAR can be built into any VR/AR device including stand alone headsets and headsets that are dependent on a smart phone.
If you’ve been prone to VR motion sickness, visit Boarding Ring at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, January 9-12th in Eureka Park, booth #50231 and try it out for yourself. You can also find them online at boardingvar.com
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