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Vive Virtual Reality System: Health and Safety Warning

About the HTC Vive in the Innovation Space

Health and Safety Warning

Virtual reality (VR) is an immersive experience that can be intense. Frightening, violent, or anxiety-provoking content can cause your body to react as if it were real. Carefully choose your content if you have a history of discomfort or physical symptoms when experiencing these situations.

Participation is at your own risk.

VR technology involves certain risks. Those risks include, but are not limited to, injury resulting from malfunction of the equipment, negative reactions to VR including, but not limited to, motion sickness, nausea, dizziness, seizures, disorientation, loss of balance, tripping, falling, and post-traumatic stress disorder responses. VR is a new technology and there may be additional unknown and nonobvious risk associated with VR technology.

Do not participate in a VR experience if you are under the influence of any substance or have a condition that may impair any of your sensory capacities or cognition.

We recommend seeing a doctor before using the headset if you are pregnant, elderly, have pre-existing binocular vision abnormalities or psychiatric disorders, or suffer from a heart condition or other serious medical condition.