Cybersickness Could Spell an Early Death For the Metaverse

Given the number of VR users, if this was a widespread issue it would be terribly obvious already.

Some people are much more susceptible to motion issues. This researcher is in that category. I knew a guy who would get nausea looking at the old Windows corridor screensaver.

My personal “testing” of this nature was on around 40 family members at a couple of Christmas parties 4 years ago, having everyone walk Ritchie’s Plank on a Quest. If you are going to get motion sickness, the falling off the plank will do it.

Two people couldn’t do it (no one got sick). It did stress everyone out, and it is disorienting. That’s what’s awesome about it if you can handle it. We were ready with spotters for the balance issues.