So I wonder what the future of VR holds once people start hurting themselves

dr.stevil

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saw this over on reddit lol While it's pretty humorous, I wonder how long it will take before someone seriously hurts themselves and, legally, goes after the hardware manufacturers or even software developer. A few feet to the right and she could of thrown herself through a glass door.

Apparently she got spooked and took off running lol
 

Yakk

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Hmm, I could see "gamer grade " VR Velcro straps to hold people down. Then "gamer grade" harnesses... Etc...

A whole new market! Even if you won't see them, they'll be full of LEDs for color, because why not...
 

Youn

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dude be like "noooo, my precious vive!"
 

Dayaks

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No one that old is that stupid to take off running. Maybe.


I figured if I got VR and was planning on standing up I'd hang padded mats in a circle. I am sure the wife would be thrilled...
 

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Sounds like someone trying to legally go after a car company for when they crash and get hurt. It wont happen.
 

KamelRed

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There was a post on reddit showing a lady dislocating her knee (nothing graphic) while backpedaling away from something quickly in some VR game. A guy was playing the Vive when the paramedics were wheeling her out the door, heh.
 

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Sounds like someone trying to legally go after a car company for when they crash and get hurt. It wont happen.
But the SUIT will happen, so they better get the legal team ready. People sue over the stupidest shit, and sometimes beyond all reason they win :D
 

KamelRed

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But the SUIT will happen, so they better get the legal team ready. People sue over the stupidest shit, and sometimes beyond all reason they win :D
Its probably more likely HTC will be sued over their sub-par wrist straps first (like Nintendo was during the Wii era) than injuring caused by running into a wall, etc.
 

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God forbid anyone in this day and age take personal responsibility for the stupid shit they do...
 
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