The Risks of Virtual Reality

Over the past several years, virtual reality has followed social media into the mainstream, gaining popularity by the masses.

Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, Google Daydream View, Samsung Gear VR, and HTV Vive are being adopted by more and more households each year, but with added exposure comes added risk. And virtual reality has definitely found plenty with the latter.

What is Virtual Reality?

Defined as the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment, virtual reality should be relatively safe. It does offer a seemingly real or physical way for a person to interact through the use of special electronic equipment such as a helmet or gloves, but still, you aren’t really there.

The common items that come with a virtual reality system include a headset and two controllers, one for each hand. You become fully immersed into whichever experience you have selected. Plus, most systems can be used while seated or standing.

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