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How Healthcare Is Tackling One Of Virtual Reality’s Biggest Hurdles

How Healthcare Is Tackling One Of Virtual Reality’s Biggest Hurdles
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The Mayo Clinic is working to alleviate nausea associated with VR

Ido Lechner, Home Editor
  • 11 april 2016

You’re on the edge of a cliff, ready to pounce on a target to up your kill streak and potentially win the game for you and your team. In a traditional, flat-screen session of Call of Duty, jumping down from 30 feet in the air is a no-brainer – but in virtual reality you’re having second doubts. See, in VR, high quality of immersion makes you feel like you’re really there; you not only represent your character, you’re actually him/her. And say you did actually muster up the courage to take the plunge – in the best case scenario you land mentally unscathed and secure your victory, but assuming that doesn’t happen then its very likely your heart rate spikes, and worse yet the horizon tilts and you’re forced to remove your headset due to nausea.

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