In the ongoing effort to tackle one of virtual reality's biggest drawbacks, researchers at a US university claim to have discovered a new way of reducing the symptoms of motion sickness in users.
Other than a high asking price for the worthwhile, higher-end experiences and limited use outside of gaming, virtual reality also comes with more visceral problems.
There have been a few proposed solutions to this problem, which range from vestibulocochlear nerve stimulation using specially-designed headphones, to projecting a virtual reality nose in front of users wearing a VR headset.
To combat this, they developed a system that would be almost imperceptible to those wearing a VR headset.
To do this, they developed what they labelled a pair of "dynamic FOV restrictors" that partially obscure each eye's view with a virtual soft-edged cu-tout.
Oculus CTO John Carmack demoed Minecraft in VR at Microsoft's E3 press conference in June 2016
The researchers explained in a YouTube video: "While the field of view change is readily apparent on a regular computer monitor, it is much more subtle when seen through a wide FOV display, such as the Oculus Rift DK2, used in our study.