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PlayStation VR Motion Sickness Patent Is Bonkers

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PlayStation VR motion sickness isn’t fun. Alongside many players, we struggle with virtual-reality games that feature high frame-rates, like RIGS. Despite some good tips to prevent VR motion sickness, they don’t always work.

However, there may be some help on the way. Well, actually, no there isn’t. A Sony patent has been published this month which proposes help with PSVR motion sickness. The patent refers to virtual reality sickness and presents a way to combat the problem with changes to the PSVR headset.

It seems that sensors within the head-mounted display would be able to detect the users ‘health threshold value’. According to Upload VR, it includes a range of biometric sensors such as an eye-tracking cameras, a pulse sensor and a galvanic skin response sensor.

According to the patent below, it will be able to detect things like if you are going cross-eyed, if your heart rate is too high or live, or your breathing is too fast – all things that you’d kind of know yourself.

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It also mentions an embedded microphone, which detects when your displaying audible signs of discomfort. We presume like groans or swearing.

So, this isn’t a solution for motion sickness as such, more a way to alert you to the symptoms. Seems a strange workaround. Personally, we know when we feel motion sickness, because we, er…feel sick.

Source: Upload VR

  • gothicvillas

    There is no cure to motion sickness. The more you play, the better it gets. No shortcuts I’m afraid.