Virtual Reality (VR) Demonstration Agreement
Thank you for joining us today at Reboot Reality for a demonstration of the HTC Vive virtual reality equipment
(“Vive”), which is an exciting step forward into the world of VR.
Terms and Conditions:
Before you begin, you must read and agree to adhere to the following warnings and instructions:
You MUST have reached the age of majority in your province/territory of residence to participate in the Vive
- Consult a doctor before participating in the Vive demonstration if:
- You have any medical condition or issue that affects your ability to safely perform physical activities;
- You are or may be pregnant;
- You have heart, respiratory, back, joint, or other orthopedic conditions;
- You have high blood pressure;
- You have difficulty with physical exercise;
- You have been instructed to restrict physical activity;
- You have tendinitis or carpal tunnel; or
- You have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Do not participate in the Vive demonstration if you have implanted medical devices. The Vive headset and controllers can emit radio waves that can affect the operation of nearby electronics, including cardiac pacemakers. Use of Vive with implanted medical devices may result in injury or other serious medical consequences.
- Do not participate in the Vive demonstration if you have a history of Photosensitive Seizures. Like other products that produce visual effects (including light flashes), Vive may trigger epileptic seizures, seizures, fainting, or severe dizziness. If you have a previous history of epilepsy or seizures, loss of awareness, or other symptoms linked to an epileptic condition, consult your doctor before using the product. To reduce the likelihood of a seizure do not use the product if you are tired or need sleep. Please be aware that even people who have no history of seizures or epilepsy may have an undiagnosed condition that may cause photosensitive epileptic seizures while interacting with Vive.
- Do not participate in the Vive demonstration if you are sick, fatigued, under the influence of intoxicants/drugs, or are not feeling generally well, as it may exacerbate your condition.
- Do not participate in the Vive demonstration if you have anxiety concerns or significant fears. The Vive demonstration includes situations that may cause anxiety in users who have fears relating to the situations presented in the demonstration. Phobias that may be triggered by the demonstration include fears of heights, fish or being underwater, monsters, fire, and robots. If you have any concerns regarding the subjects of the demonstration, please discuss this issue with the people coordinating the demonstration.
Use of Vive with any of the above conditions may cause injury or result in other serious medical consequences.
- While wearing the Vive headset you are blind to the world around you. The image displayed in the headset will not match the real world. Always use the product in a clear and safe area. Do not rely on the chaperone system for protection.
- Be aware of your surroundings, including the cable, during the demonstration. Before starting the demonstration, look in all directions and identify any potential obstacles. Keep in mind the location of the cable running from the Vive headset so that you are not likely to trip over or accidentally pull on them while moving around or walking around the area. Move your feet slowly and carefully to avoid tripping on items, including cord. Make sure to maintain good footing. Be careful during the demonstration to avoid running into walls or other obstacles. Tripping over the cable or contacting obstacles could cause injury or damage.
- Stop and rest if your muscles, joints, or eyes become tired or sore.
- Physical and Psychological Effects. Content viewed using Vive 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, spikes 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 Vive to view similar content. Similarly, it is important to remember that simulated objects, such as furniture, that may be encountered while using the product do not exist in the real world, and injuries may result when interacting with those simulated objects as if they were real, for example, by attempting to sit down on a virtual chair.
- Hearing Loss. Do not use the earphones with Vive at a high volume for prolonged periods of time, or permanent hearing loss may occur.
- Avoid Overuse. Prolonged, uninterrupted use of Vive should be avoided. It may negatively impact handeye coordination, balance, and/or cause other negative effects. If using Vive frequently and/or for prolonged periods of time, you may experience tiredness or soreness in your muscles, joints, or other body parts. Take regular breaks from using Vive. The length and frequency of necessary breaks may vary from person to person.
- Stop using Vive and consult your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Seizures, loss of awareness, convulsions, involuntary movements, dizziness, disorientation, nausea,lightheadedness, drowsiness, or fatigue;
- Eye pain or discomfort, eyestrain, eye twitching, or vision abnormalities (such as altered, blurred, or double vision);
- Excessive sweating increased salivation, impaired sense of balance, impaired hand-eye coordination, or other symptoms similar to motion sickness.
- Until fully recovered from these symptoms, do not drive, operate machinery, or take part in activities that may have potentially serious consequences.
- Take Care of the Vive Hand Controllers. While using the Vive hand controllers, always check that you have sufficient overhead and surrounding clearance to allow you to fully extend your arms outward and upwards. Hitting persons or objects may cause injury or damage. Hold the Vive hand controllers firmly and always use the wrist straps. If released while using, the controller may cause injury or damage.
- Repetitive Stress Injuries. Operate Vive in a comfortable posture. Do not grip Vive hand controllers too tightly. Press the buttons lightly. If you have tingling, numbness, stiffness, throbbing, or other discomfort, immediately stop using Vive and consult your doctor.
- Do not attempt to adjust, repair, modify, or open any part of Vive. Vive components involving lasers will be set up and handled by the people coordinating the demonstration. Improper handling may result in eye injury.