Hello. Regarding motion sickness, I would like to please consider the most advanced VR HMD (Pimax 8K) vs the most common, yet basic (Gear VR) which I own and which makes me feel ill.
There are two main areas I would like to consider, please add more if I have forgotten any.
1)FOV and motion sickness: (Positive/Negatives of 200 degree FOV)
Some claim Pimax’s 200 degree FOV worsens motion sickness, in motion sensitive people, compared to a more narrow ‘binoculuar effect’ experience such as Gear VR which is around 90-96 degree FOV (depending on cell phone size). This is because they claim with a higher FOV, you see more of the ‘world’ and move movement = more motion = more nausea.
Example: If you’ve ever felt dizzyness/vertigo (outside VR), you will know if you try and watch a sports event video (E.g. lateral movement from a car race/skiing/soccer) on your cell-phone (tiny screen) this will effect your dizzyness far less, than watching a video on a laptop screen, never mind a big 50’’ TV which will induce room spin and make you feel ghastly. So you could argue there is logic in people claiming a wider 200 FOV with Pimax 8K will make you feel more dizzy/sick than with a 50% less FOV (other headsets) in people motion sensitive in VR games.
2)Less SDE, higher refresh rate and ‘immmersion’: (Confidence over 200 FOV)
Others would say that although what I’ve proposed in point 1) above is probably correct, the issues are reduced by Pimax 8K enhanced immersion (significantly less SDE and higher refesth rate (90hz - 180hz using brainwarp) and this would better Gear VR’s paltry refresh rate of just 60hz and it’s more noticable SDE effect also. Combined, Pimax 8K would actually reduce motion sickeness Vs Gear VR, counteracting the fact it has a wider FOV which arguably makes it worse!
Premature or evidence based conclusion?
Pimax 8K 200 FOV experience will be no worse ‘nausea inducing’ than Vive/Oculus and significantly better than Gear VR.
What are your thoughts on this please? Does ‘‘immersion’’ really reduce motion sickness in VR? Or is this all subjective anyway, that one person’s brain ‘feels’ different to the next when experiencing a stimuli, such as movement and in VR, perceived movement?
Please excuse me if I am incorrect. I am not intentionally trying to confuse others or myself, but I am genuinely interested to see what people think and if there really is scope for Pimax 8K leading to reduce motion sickness, in those who are already motion sensitive. To me, that would be a great selling point and
get more people (such as myself who can’t cope with Gear VR) into using a Pimax 8K.