The first time I ever used a virtual-reality headset, I had to sit down with my head between my knees and quaff a ginger ale immediately afterward. That was two years ago, and things haven’t improved much since then. But what if fixing VR-induced motion sickness were as simple as slapping on a wristband? I tried out the ReliefBand, a $115 wearable that claims to treat motion sickness with electric stimulation, to see if it could really help.
Short answer: No, at least for me. Longer answer: No, and there’s absolutely no scientific reason why it would.
I discovered the ReliefBand after I came back from yet another trade show, complaining about my VR woes. Video games are my main beat as a journalist, and VR games are a bigger part of the gaming scene than ever before. My colleague Sherri Smith had read about the ReliefBand online, and ordered one so that we could try it firsthand.
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