From everything we laid out in this text, the main takeaway should be this: yes, VR does come with some, minimal, potential side effects to your health. However, the good news is that these troublesome symptoms aren’t permanent and can be alleviated.
If you belong to that 25% that feel ill when using VR, our main advice is to opt for better VR equipment, avoid glitchy apps, and take it slow and steady. When you’re in a VR environment, breathe deeply, stay seated if possible, and try to remain calm. Adding a virtual nose to your field of view may drastically improve your VR experience.
Will the existence of VR sickness debilitate further development of VR technology? In our humble opinion – no, it will not. VR tech is advancing at such a staggering rate that we are sure even fewer people are suffering from these sickness symptoms than they did four or five years ago, mainly thanks to improved tracking and software performance. We don’t see VR sickness as a big barrier in the development of virtual reality in the future.