CAEN Knowledge Base
CAEN Knowledge Base

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Does Extended Reality (XR) technology cause discomfort or nausea?

Nausea caused by using mostly VR hardware is called Simulator Sickness, and usually affects a minority of people.

There are multiple variables that affect whether someone will have any simulator sickness but most of them can be mitigated through proper experience design and experiences that involve less movement. If you feel sick while in a VR headset, attempt to find a seat and sit down. This usually goes a long way to making you feel better.