USING VIRTUAL REALITY (“VR”) CAN POTENTIALLY HAVE UNINTENDED HARMFUL EFFECTS ON YOUR HEALTH OR SAFETY. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY, DISCOMFORT, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL USERS READ THESE WARNINGS CAREFULLY BEFORE USE.
CONSULT WITH A PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING VR IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, ELDERLY, EPILEPTIC, OR HAVE VISION, PSYCHIATRIC, HEART, OR OTHER SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS. THIS PRODUCT SHOULD NOT BE USED BY CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. DO NOT USE IF YOU ARE SICK, FATIGUED, UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICANTS/DRUGS, OR NOT FEELING WELL, AS IT MAY EXACERBATE YOUR CONDITION.
Photosensitivity & Seizures
Some individuals may experience epileptic seizures or blackouts when exposed to certain light patterns or flashing lights. Exposure to certain patterns or backgrounds on a screen or when viewing video content, such as VR content, may trigger epileptic seizures or blackouts. These conditions may trigger previously undetected epileptic symptoms or seizures even in persons who have no history of prior seizures or epilepsy. If you, or anyone in your family has an epileptic condition or has had seizures of any kind, consult your physician before using these Services.
Nausea & Potential Health Effects
VR may trigger motion sickness in some individuals due to the difference in the field of vision and focus points between the real world and the virtual world. Cease use of VR immediately if you experience disorientation or motion sickness.
IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE use and consult your physician before resuming use of the Services if you experience any of the following health problems or symptoms at any time before, during, or after use:
- Altered, blurred, or double vision or eye discomfort
- Eye or muscle twitches
- Loss of awareness
- Panic or anxiety attack
- Excessive sweating
- Any involuntary movement or convulsion
- Any symptoms similar to motion sickness
Symptoms of VR exposure can persist and become more apparent hours after use. Post-use symptoms can include the symptoms above, as well as excessive drowsiness and decreased ability to multitask. 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 (e.g. death, personal injury, property damage), or other activities that require unimpaired balance and hand-eye coordination until you have fully recovered from any symptoms.
RESUME USE OF VR ONLY ON APPROVAL OF YOUR PHYSICIAN.
Radio Waves & Medical Devices
VR hardware (including headsets, controllers, and other devices) may contain magnets or components that emit radio waves. The frequencies of these radio waves may interfere with pacemakers, hearing aids, defibrillators, or other implanted electrical devices. If you have a pacemaker or other implanted medical device, DO NOT USE STRIVR WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING YOUR DOCTOR OR THE MANUFACTURER OF YOUR MEDICAL DEVICE. Maintain a safe distance between these devices and your medical devices, and stop using these devices if you observe a persistent interference with your medical device.
Wearing a VR headset may distract you from, and will completely block your view of, your actual, physical surroundings. Always be aware of your surroundings before beginning use and while using the headset. Use caution to avoid injury.
Use of a VR headset may cause loss of balance. Remain seated unless your training module requires standing. The objects you see in the VR environment do not exist in the real world, so do not sit, stand, or lean on VR objects, or attempt to use them for support. Serious injuries can occur from tripping, running into or striking walls, furniture or other objects, so clear an area for safe use before using the headset.
Take special care to ensure that you are not near other people, objects, stairs, open doorways, windows, furniture, open flames, ceiling fans or light fixtures, televisions or monitors, or other items that you may impact when using—or immediately after using—a VR headset. Remove any tripping hazards from the area before using the headset.
While using a VR headset, you may need to extend your arms fully out to the side or over your head, so make sure all of those areas are clear. Remember that while using a VR headset, other people may enter your immediate area without your awareness. Be cautious when extending your arms, moving around, and using the controller to avoid contacting other individuals who may have entered the area.
Read and follow all setup and operating instructions, and review all recommendations for use of the VR headset and controllers.
VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED. CONTENT VIEWED IN THE VR HEADSET MAY CONTAIN VIOLENT IMAGES OR STRONG OR PROFANE LANGUAGE (e.g. armed robbery). If you have a history of any physical or psychological problems triggered by experiencing scary, violent, or anxiety-inducing images or videos, avoid viewing the triggering content or do not use the VR headset.