The Virtual Reality headsets are used for educational, non-commercial purposes only and may only be used with the supervision of trained Makerspace staff. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed to use the Virtual Reality headsets. Virtual Reality headsets may be used on a walk-in basis or reserved in one-hour increments by emailing email@example.com. Understanding All Important Safety Information (provided by htc vive) and signing a waiver are required before use.
Ensure you are able to safely use Virtual Reality. Consult your doctor before using Virtual Reality if you have pre-existing serious medical conditions (such as heart ailment), conditions that affect your ability to safely perform physical activities, psychiatric conditions (such as anxiety disorders or post-traumatic disorder), or if you are pregnant or elderly.
Photosensitive Seizures. Like other products that produce visual effects (including light flashes), the product may trigger epileptic seizures, seizures, fainting, or severe dizziness even in people who have no history of these conditions. If you have a previous history of epilepsy or seizures, loss of awareness, or other symptoms linked to epileptic condition, consult your doctor before using virtual reality. To reduce the likelihood of a seizure do not use the product if you are tired or need sleep.
Physical and Psychological effects. Content viewed using Virtual Reality headsets can be intense, immersive, and appear very life-like and may cause your brain and body to react accordingly. Certain types of content (e.g. violent, scary, emotional, or adrenaline-based content) could trigger increased heart rate, spokes in blood pressure, panic attacks, anxiety, PTSD, fainting, and other adverse effects. If you have a history of negative physical or psychological reactions to certain real life circumstances, avoid using virtual reality to view similar content.
All users agree to respect the health and safety of the University community and abide by all applicable laws, University policies, Libraries' policies, and the Student Code of Conduct. Additionally, The University of Georgia abides by the copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). These laws govern photocopying or creating other reproductions of copyrighted materials. All users of Makerspace equipment must abide by copyright laws. More information concerning copyright may be found at the University's Office of Legal Affairs.
There is no charge to use the Virtual Reality headsets.