HEALTH & SAFETY WARNINGS

Please ensure that all users of DermicVR carefully read the warnings below before use to reduce the risk of personal injury, discomfort or property damage.

All warnings apply to both personal use and when giving DermicVR to other people. If giving DermicVR to other people, you agree to provide them with the following warnings.

Use of any DermicVR branded hardware is entirely at the user’s risk. You will need to agree to this before purchasing and/or downloading DermicVR branded software and content.

Introduction

Virtual reality is not suitable for everyone and if you have any doubt whether you are suitable for virtual reality, please consult your Doctor.

In general, use of DermicVR is not suitable for those who are pregnant, have high blood pressure, suffer from motion sickness, inner ear infections or claustrophobia, had any form of recent surgery, pre-existing binocular vision abnormalities, heart conditions or epileptic symptoms.

People who wear an implanted medical device such as a pacemaker should consult with a medical practitioner prior to using DermicVR as the phone used inside may emit radio waves which could interfere with the normal operations of such devices.

Those who have ever, or currently live with symptoms of epilepsy such as severe dizziness, blackouts, seizures or loss of awareness, should see a doctor before using DermicVR. The content viewed through DermicVR may include flashing images and repetitive sequences which, for a small portion of people, could cause seizures, even in those who have never experienced seizures in the past.

We recommend taking a 15 minute break from using DermicVR every 15 minutes by removing the headset. Allow for a minimum of 30 minutes after using DermicVR before operating any machinery.

Minors

It is the responsibility of an adult supervisor to monitor use of DermicVR by children. 

Safe use

When using DermicVR, your vision is 100% obscured and when using headphones, your capacity to hear what is happening in your surroundings is reduced. Therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure you use DermicVR in a safe secure environment free of nearby obstructions.

Avoid using DermicVR in potentially dangerous surroundings which include sharp objects, balconies, stairwells and furnishings that are easy to break.

You must remain seated at all times when using DermicVR.

Do not under any circumstances use DermicVR in environments that may need your immediate attention. Only use DermicVR indoors and if using on public transport, it is your responsibility that you remain seated, and keep the audio volume low enough to hear any emergency announcements.

Prolonged periods of loud noise can lead to ear damage including reduced or loss of hearing and tinnitus. It is your responsibility to keep the volume of your headphones at a safe level.

Never in any circumstances use DermicVR if you are under the influence of drugs including alcohol; suffering the after effects of using drugs including alcohol; suffering a gastric illness or virus; suffering from stress or are over-tired.

Content and Software

With the exception of DermicVR produced content, DermicVR accepts no responsibility for risk associated with third party content, either downloaded directly from a publisher’s portal or their distribution portal (such as Amazon, itunes or Google Play), linked to from DermicVR website or a direct download from the DermicVR website.

To avoid visual conflict and visually triggered symptoms such as headaches and nausea, ensure your phone is aligned correctly by following the alignment process on DermicVR app.

DermicVR produced content

By downloading and purchasing DermicVR produced content you accept the following:

  • Stop use immediately if you experience: Seizures; loss of awareness; eye strain; eye or muscle twitching; involuntary movements; altered, blurred, or double vision or other visual abnormalities; dizziness; disorientation; impaired balance; impaired hand-eye coordination; excessive sweating; increased salivation; nausea; lightheadedness; discomfort or pain in the head or eyes; drowsiness; fatigue; or any symptoms similar to motion sickness.
  • Do not drive, operate machinery, or engage in other visually or physically demanding activities that have potentially serious consequences (i.e., activities in which experiencing any symptoms could lead to death, personal injury, or damage to property), or other activities that require unimpaired balance and hand-eye coordination (such as playing sports or riding a bicycle, etc.) until you have fully recovered from any symptoms.