5 VR Safety Tips To Prevent Injury

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There is a surprisingly common scenario showing up on social media: people seem to be getting so into virtual reality that they are injuring themselves, others who happen to be nearby and destroying physical objects.

But if you take a look around social media, you’ll notice a surprisingly common story popping up: People are getting so into virtual reality, they’re destroying their real-world homes.

2Know Your Limits

Image result for virtual realityBoth the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift have systems that allow you to designate a safe space in your living room, or a virtual boundary, to help you avoid hurting yourself, a friend, or your walls and furniture. One of the most common mistakes that people make is that they set the boundaries too close to the edge of space that is actually available. Don’t make this mistake.

When you’re setting your boundaries, give yourself an extra foot or two beyond the margin, away from things you might bump into. If you do this and get too close to your virtual boundaries, you should still be able to avoid any damage.