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Researchers Warn of Physical, Emotional Side Effects and "aftereffects" from Mixed Reality

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By B.N. Frank

Research and reports have already acknowledged significant health and safety risks associated with the use of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) technology.  While some American universities have already addressed liability issues associated with it, VR/AR/MR headsets continue to manufactured and marketed for use by adults and children for educational curriculum, medical treatment, military purposes, and work training (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).  Of course, it's no surprise that research has again identified serious problems with this technology.  Buyer, beware!


STANFORD, Calif. — Mixed reality headsets are becoming all the rage. These cutting-edge devices, which overlay digital content onto the real world through passthrough video technology, could revolutionize our daily lives, yet they come with a set of challenges that might hinder widespread adoption for continuous use. Stanford University researchers have uncovered unsettling effects while studying these headsets, including "dangerous" aftereffects.