Does Google Cardboard cause nausea?

Google Cardboard is the cheapest piece of VR technology around. Does this cheapness come with a hidden price?

Some people experience nausea, discomfort, eye strain and other symptoms from using Google cardboard. In general, this can be avoided by using the equipment for only short periods of time and taking breaks. It is not recommended to use Google cardboard for long periods of time. Children should not use Google cardboard expect with an adult present.

There is also the potential for danger with those prone to seizures.

Cardboard is very simple. It doesn’t have any sort of eye tracking that high end VR headsets come with. Eye tracking is one of the major ways that manufacturers can combat nausea. If you are able to make an experience authentic enough that it tricks your mind then there is no nausea caused by the disjointedness of an experience which does not quite line up with what your senses are telling you should be happening.

Google Cardboard is currently the cheapest VR headset on the market. We have compiled a list of VR Headsets under 100 dollars Canadian.


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