(also known as: ‘motion sickness’ or ‘simulation sickness’)

is the feeling of general discomfort caused by experiencing virtual reality

Symptoms can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, and disorientation. Research suggests that discomfort – of which virtual reality sickness is a contributing factor – is a major barrier for initiating engagement with virtual reality. Therefore, significant development time has been spent trying to reduce and eradicate virtual reality sickness through innovation in technology.

The ‘Poison Berry’ theory is one evolutionary idea behind virtual reality sickness.