A few years ago, virtual reality was constantly on the agenda, but now the excitement around this technology has subsided. Among the main reasons – the lack of quality VR-content and technical features that cause many people the so-called cyber disease.
Users are simply lulled and have a headache. American researchers have developed a set of tools that allows you to forget about the discomfort forever.
How to approach the solution of cyber disease
The toolkit, called GingerVR, was created by Unity programmers at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). According to the developers, their solution can reduce pain or even eliminate them completely. They are confident that this will finally solve the problem of cyber disease in the future.
Cyber disease is a threat to virtual reality users that could potentially have a huge impact on the VR industry. Negative symptoms encountered by the user can reduce human productivity, limit learning and hinder decision-making.
According to researchers, up to 50% of all people are prone to this problem. Some are able to get used to over time, while others have so much pain that they remove the headset after a few seconds of use.
The GingerVR toolkit is named after a plant that helps get rid of nausea. The programmers claim that the technique implements 8 different scenarios for reducing cyber disease. All of them are easily integrated into existing solutions and do not cause conflicts.