VR motion-induced nausea has been a problem for the virtual reality industry since the days of early prototypes but Otolith Labs claims to have solved the problem through its Ototech device that uses white noise. The small device, designed to be worn on a VR headset headband, transmits a form of white noise into the inner ear to help cope with nausea that occurs when a person is moving within the virtual world and not in the real world.
According to Otolith Labs, the Ototech is virtually silent, but the vibrations caused by the device flood the inner ear with a form of white noise, causing the brain to reject its inputs. This rejection essentially tricks the brain and ensures that the virtual movement does not cause discomfort or feel jarring.
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