With the developments in the consumer electronics industry, VR is becoming more and more into our lives. Especially with the news in the last couple of months, it is possible that VR technology no longer will be a luxury product, but a necessity of socializing for everyone. Normally in this scenario, there isn’t a problem since VR headsets are very convenient and easy to use, and generally, everybody from a very large range of age can enjoy the virtual environment safely. However, as there are positive sides, there are a couple of negative effects of using VR headsets, and motion sickness is probably the most common side effect of a virtual reality headset.
VR sickness, or VR nausea, is similar to the motion sickness that we can experience in our daily lives when we are in a car or in a boat, however, it has also characteristic features special to itself. In normal motion sickness, there has to be a bodily movement, whereas, on the contrary, VR sickness occurs when there isn’t a body movement and we feel the symptoms of motion sickness like headaches, nausea, and even vomiting. Naturally, the force of VR motion sickness varies according to each person, but it certainly affects the quality of time spent in virtual reality environments and it creates displeasure for most VR users, especially for first-timers.