Health & Safety Warning
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY, DISCOMFORT OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL USERS OF THE VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET READ THE WARNINGS BELOW CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET
* These health & safety warnings are periodically updated for accuracy and completeness.
Before Using the Headset:
Read and follow all setup and operating instructions provided with the headset.
Review the hardware and software recommendations for use of the virtual reality (VR) headset. Risk of discomfort may increase if recommended hardware and software are not used.
Your VR headset and software are not designed for use with any unauthorized device, accessory and/or software. Use of an unauthorized device, accessory and/or software may result in injury to you or others, and may cause performance issues or damage to your system and related services.
To reduce the risk of discomfort, adjust the inter-pupillary distance (IPD) for each user before using the VR headset.
A comfortable virtual reality experience requires an unimpaired sense of motion and balance. Do NOT use the headset when you are:
- need sleep
- under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- have digestive problems
- under emotional stress or anxiety
- suffering from cold, flu, headaches, migraines, or earaches, as this can increase your susceptibility to adverse symptoms.
We recommend seeing a doctor before using the headset if you are
- have pre-existing binocular vision abnormalities or psychiatric disorders
- suffer from a heart condition or other serious medical condition.
Some people (about 1 in 4000) may have severe dizziness, seizures, eye or muscle twitching or blackouts triggered by light flashes or patterns, and this may occur while they are watching TV, playing video games or experiencing virtual reality – even if they have never had a seizure or blackout before or have no history of seizures or epilepsy. Such seizures are more common in children and young people under the age of 20. Anyone who experiences any of these symptoms should discontinue use of the headset and see a doctor. Anyone who previously has had a seizure, loss of awareness, or other symptom linked to an epileptic condition should see a doctor before using the headset.
WARNING: PHOTOSENSITIVITY/EPILEPSY SEIZURES
A very small percentage of individuals may experience epileptic seizures or blackouts when exposed to certain light patterns or flashing lights. Exposure to certain patterns or backgrounds on a television screen or when playing video games may trigger epileptic seizures or blackouts in these individuals. These conditions may trigger previously undetected epileptic symptoms or seizures in persons who have no history of prior seizures or epilepsy. If you, or anyone in your family has an epileptic condition or has had seizures of any kind, consult your physician before playing. IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE use and consult your physician before resuming gameplay. If you or your child experience any of the following health problems or symptoms:
- Altered vision
- Eye or muscle twitches
- Loss of awareness
- Seizures or
- Any involuntary movement or convulsion.
RESUME GAME PLAY ONLY ON APPROVAL OF YOUR PHYSICIAN
Various VR Headset manufacturers have their own health and safety warnings included with the hardware (such as Oculus, Samsung and HTC, etc). Users are responsible to read, evaluate and follow these guidelines, warnings and instructions. Please ensure all users do use the headset in accordance with these health and safety warnings including making sure the headset is used as described in the “Before Using the Headset” section and the “Safe Environment” section of the manufactures guidelines (when applicable). Adults should monitor children closely during and after use of VR headsets.