As expected, a Geiger tube detector shows no radiation above background with my CV1 turned on and screens lit.
I would say that the radiation levels the Rift gives off are no more harmful than the ones your phone gives off. Blue light, however, is something you might want to be worried about. (Yeah I know, blue light is a kind of radiation, but I think the OP meant the standard kind of radiation that all electronics give off)Regular screens give off blue light too, but it's usually not an issue because of the distance of the screens to your eye. The blue light usually has enough time to bounce around and spread thin by the time it gets to you. Inside the Rift, though, the screens are less than an inch from your eye and so blue light becomes a much more *serious matter as the light will bounce around inside your eye instead of dissipating like it normally would. Not only is it harmful on your eyes, but your circadian rhythm (the thing that controls when you get tired and sleep) uses the level of blue light to determine it's schedule. If you bombard yourself with harmful blue light, you might find it hard to go to sleep or stay asleep.It's the same reason why those new street lights are causing all sorts of problems. Our ancestors evolved around the fire ring and we evolved to get tired when it's dark out during the lack of blue light and stay awake when there's an abundance of blue light (blue sky) during the day. It's also the same reason why a lot of people find it difficult to sleep in rooms that have lots of blue LED displays ( CD players, on-indicators, etc).Even if you don't need glasses, I would consider getting non-prescription lenses with a blue light filter from places like VR Lens Lab to reduce the effects.*It's not like the Rift is going to fry your eyes, but after years and years of continued Rift use, you might start experiencing eye problems due to the harmful blue light.
A health document wont be around for a while. This is something that is created over time and not normally release on new products because of "unknowns." Older CRT type televisions and monitors used to emit very low energy X-Rays, which are distantly related to Gamma radiation, but it only happened when they were switched on. Since the 1960s emissions of this type have been very strictly regulated but as far as I am aware it was never shown to be harmful. There are no measurable X-Ray emissions from plasma, LCD or OLED flat screen TVs, though like most electronic devices they do produce a wide spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. There’s an on-going debate over the health consequences of this type of non-ionising radiation, particularly with regards to mobile phones, but the general consensus is that TVs, at least as far as electromagnetic radiation is concerned, are harmless.I would go as far as saying it's safer than your Phone just because it doesn't have the wireless bands that cell phones towers require and that is the most radiation part of the device.Yes, the lenses would protect you a small amount, but at the end of the day - it'll be already in safe levels. The device also controls how much light is shown making it a control environment allowing your eyes to slowly adjust to the amount of light it receives as well. This blocks UV from coming into the device and causing the most damage to your eyes.The only effect I know that might turn heads is the fact is it a stereo device. That be something you would want to keep away from your kids till around ages of 10-15+ as the eye is still changing. Another effect is the flicking of the light might cause eye strain. That's one reason to take breaks ever so often. Even thought the FPS is high enough we can't really "see" the different - our eyes and brain still can.
Didn't realise that this was a necro job! 😂
If the screen worries you, you probably won't like the fact that the CV1 has a Bluetooth LE antenna next to your head too.
I am still trying to get a dev from index or vive to make a software switch so when controllers get tracked by the base station the wifi BT gets switched off on the headset. It is possible, just needs someone who can program under a dev setting in open source software. If that happens i will switch and buy one of theirs.
and roll your head around for a minute or two, you get the same sensation as you get from vr sickness
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