Topics covered in this article:
Virtual Reality does present some health risks, and long-term effects of its use are not yet known.
The Samsung Gear VR headsets, powered by Oculus and used by Eyes of Rome on our Virtual Reality Colosseum & Roman Forum Experience, should not be used by children under the age of 13, as young children are in a critical period in their visual development.
Adults should monitor children (age 13 and older) who are using or have used the Gear VR for any of the symptoms described below, and should limit the time children spend using the Gear VR 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. Adults should monitor children closely during and after use of the Gear VR for any decrease in these abilities.
A comfortable virtual reality experience requires an unimpaired sense of motion and balance. Do not use the Gear VR when you are tired, need sleep, are under the in uence of alcohol or drugs, are hung-over, have digestive problems, are under emotional stress or anxiety, or when suffering from cold, flu, headaches, migraines, or earaches, as this can increase your susceptibility to adverse symptoms.
We recommend seeing a doctor before using the Gear VR 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 are happy to offer this Virtual Reality-enhanced tour to those who are interested, and we are also interested in keeping you healthy. Most importantly, use Virtual Reality responsibly!