PlayStation VR is 'Not to be Used by Children Under 12'


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As part of a recent software update, the PlayStation 4’s new Healthy and Safety disclaimers now include a message regarding Sony’s forthcoming PS4 based VR system PlayStation VR (PSVR). Specifically that it’s not to be used by anyone under the age of 12.

 

Although rapidly maturing and evolving, Virtual Reality is still in its infancy. As such there’s still so much we don’t know about the use of VR and its effects on a users physiology or indeed psychology. VR simply hasn’t been in the commercial domain yet.

 

Therefore, companies braving the frontiers of consumer virtual reality this year are understandably playing it safe in their messaging and setting of expectations for VR’s use when it reached peoples’s homes.

 

 

 

 

 

Read the rest: http://www.roadtovr.com/playstation-vr-is-not-to-be-used-by-children-under-12/

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compl3x

I wonder why they choose 12 specifically.

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Gotenks98

Most kids have seen pr0n by the age of 12.

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GotBored
On 3/17/2016 at 11:31 AM, compl3x said:

I wonder why they choose 12 specifically.

I think it may be because a bit before this age they don't have good spacial awareness. So cause they are in the "VR world" they might not get the fact that they are still in a living room or other place and can walk into, kick, punch, etc things around the area that they cannot see as they have the VR gear over their head.

 

Another reason could be Interpupillary distance which is just the distance between the pupils of the eyes. The headset would be designed for adults and as they have larger heads the distance between the pupils is wider and if worn by someone its not designed for (Children) it could cause disorientation, discomfort, headaches, migraines, eye-strain and even nausea.

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