Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday October 19, 2015

Will The New VR Gear Trip Up Older Gamers?

How old do you have to be to be considered an older gamer? And, while we are on the subject, why would VR adversely affect older gamers more than younger gamers?

The most obvious thing you can do is remain seated while experiencing VR. Under almost any circumstance, it’s harder to fall out of a chair than it is to fall while standing. Older gamers may reap an additional benefit from sitting because the distal-to-proximal decline in nerve function means that proprioceptive information from the hips may be relatively unimpaired even as information from the feet and ankles is markedly compromised.