Before Using the Headset
- To reduce the risk of discomfort, properly adjust side and top straps, and re-check the settings before resuming use after a break, to avoid any unintended changes to any adjustments.
- Virtual reality is an immersive experience that can be intense. Frightening, violent or anxiety provoking content can cause your body to react as if it were real. If you have a history of discomfort or physical symptoms when experiencing these situations, be careful using the headset.
Don’t use the Headset when you are…
- Tired; need sleep; under the influence of alcohol or drugs; hung-over; have digestive problems; under emotional stress or anxiety; or when suffering from cold, flu, headaches, migraines, or earaches, as this can increase your susceptibility to adverse symptoms.
- If you are pregnant, elderly, have pre-existing binocular vision abnormalities or psychiatric disorders, or suffer from a heart condition or other serious medical condition, we recommend to consult with your physician before using the headset.
- Always be aware of your surroundings before beginning use and while using the headset. Use caution to avoid injury.
- Use of the headset and Oculus controllers may cause loss of balance.
- Recuerde que los objetos que ve en el entorno virtual no existen en el entorno real, por lo que no se suba o siente en ellos ni los utilice como apoyo.
- Remain seated unless your game or content experience requires standing. If you are using the headset while seated, make sure you are seated on a secure surface and stable platform.
- Take special care to ensure that you are not near other people, objects, stairs or steps, ramps, sidewalk(s), balconies, open doorways, windows, furniture, open flames, ceiling fans or light fixtures, televisions or monitors, or other items that you may impact or strike when using—or immediately after using—the headset.
- While using the headset with controllers, you may extend your arms fully out to the side or over your head, so make sure those areas are clear.
- Remove any tripping hazards from the area before using the headset.
- Remember that while using the headset you may be unaware that people and pets may enter your immediate area.
- Never wear the headset in situations that require attention, such as walking, bicycling, or driving.
- This product should not be used by children under the age of 13, as the headset is not sized for children and improper sizing can lead to discomfort or adverse health effects, and younger children are in a critical period in visual development .
- Adults should make sure children (age 13 and older) use the headset in accordance with these health and safety warnings including making sure the headset is used as described in these warnings, and should limit the time children spend using the headset and ensure they take breaks during use. Prolonged use should be avoided, as this could negatively impact hand-eye coordination, balance, and multi-tasking ability.
- Immediately discontinue using the headset if any of the following symptoms are experienced: seizures; loss of awareness; eye strain; eye or muscle twitching; involuntary movements; altered, blurred, or double vision or other visual abnormalities; dizziness; disorientation; impaired balance; impaired hand-eye coordination; excessive sweating; increased salivation; nausea; lightheadedness; discomfort or pain in the head or eyes; drowsiness; fatigue; or any symptoms similar to motion sickness .
- Just as with the symptoms people can experience after they disembark a cruise ship, symptoms of virtual reality exposure can persist and become more apparent hours after use. These post-use symptoms can include the symptoms above, as well as excessive drowsiness and decreased ability to multi-task. These symptoms may put you at an increased risk of injury when engaging in normal activities in the real world.
- Do not drive, operate machinery, or engage in other visually or physically demanding activities that have potentially serious consequences (i.e., activities in which experiencing any symptoms could lead to death, personal injury, or damage to property), or other activities that require unimpaired balance and hand-eye coordination (such as playing sports or riding a bicycle, etc.) until you have fully recovered from any symptoms.
- Do not use the headset until all symptoms have completely subsided for several hours.
- See a doctor if you have serious and/or persistent symptoms.
- Some people (about 1 in 4000) may have severe dizziness, seizures, eye or muscle twitching or blackouts triggered by light flashes or patterns, and this may occur while they are watching TV, playing video games or experiencing virtual reality, even if they have never had a seizure or blackout before or have no history of seizures or epilepsy. Such seizures are more common in children and young people. Anyone who experiences any of 3 these symptoms should discontinue use of the headset and see a doctor.
- If you previously have had a seizure, loss of awareness, or other symptom linked to an epileptic condition you should see a doctor before using the headset.
Repetitive Stress Injury
- Using the device may make your muscles, joints, neck, hand(s), or skin hurt. If any part of your body becomes tired or sore while using the headset or its components, or if you feel symptoms such as tingling, numbness, burning or stiffness, stop and rest for several hours before using it again. If you continue to have any of the above symptoms or other discomfort during or after use, stop use and see a doctor.
- The headset and controller(s) may contain magnets or components that emit radio waves, which could affect the operation of nearby electronics, including cardiac pacemakers, hearing aids and defibrillators. If you have a pacemaker or other implanted medical device, do not use the headset and controller without first consulting your doctor or the manufacturer of your medical device. Maintain a safe distance between the headset and controller and your medical devices. Stop using the headset and/or controller(s) if you observe a persistent interference with your medical device.
Damaged or Broken Device
- Do not use your device if any part is broken or damaged.
- Do not attempt to repair any part of your device yourself. Repairs should only be made by an Oculus authorized servicer.
- To avoid transferring contagious conditions (like pink eye), do not share the headset with persons with contagious conditions, infections or diseases, particularly of the eyes, skin or scalp. The headset and controller(s) should be cleaned between each use with skin-friendly non-alcohol, non-abrasive antibacterial wipes and with a dry microfiber cloth for the lenses.
- The headset is worn next to your skin and scalp. Stop using the headset if you notice swelling, itchiness, skin irritation or other skin reactions. Similarly with the hand-controller, please stop use if you observe any skin irritation or reaction. If symptoms persist, contact a doctor.