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New medical issue - old whiplash injuries.

onefang
Level 3
I'm hoping this is the right place to put this, if not, feel free to move it.

I recently started developing with a DK2, and I have noticed a new medical issue that I have not seen mentioned elsewhere. I have an ancient whiplash injury (from the '70s, yes, I'm that old). Usually it's under control, though sometimes it flares up, and I get a pain in the neck. Strapping a brick to the front of my face seems to be making this old injury flare up more. I've had almost constant neck pain for the last week or so.

So I guess this is yet another medical history question we have to ask our torture victims, er I mean VR testers.

CV1 is supposed to be lighter, correct?
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Salbrox
Level 3
If you had two DK2's you could put one on the back of your head to cancel out the weight!

Dreamwriter
Level 8
Yeah, all hands-ons of the consumer Rift marvel at its lightness, you should be good there.

DaftnDirect
Volunteer Moderator
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"onefang" wrote:

CV1 is supposed to be lighter, correct?

This is a reasonable question.

DK2 is 440g if I'm not mistaken, can we get the actual weight of CV1 from Oculus... or is it a trade secret at the moment?

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Tim74UK
Level 4
"Salbrox" wrote:
If you had two DK2's you could put one on the back of your head to cancel out the weight!


Like having eyes in the back of your head! :lol:
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bigmike20vt
Level 14
"onefang" wrote:
I'm hoping this is the right place to put this, if not, feel free to move it.

I recently started developing with a DK2, and I have noticed a new medical issue that I have not seen mentioned elsewhere. I have an ancient whiplash injury (from the '70s, yes, I'm that old). Usually it's under control, though sometimes it flares up, and I get a pain in the neck. Strapping a brick to the front of my face seems to be making this old injury flare up more. I've had almost constant neck pain for the last week or so.

So I guess this is yet another medical history question we have to ask our torture victims, er I mean VR testers.

CV1 is supposed to be lighter, correct?



I have got a trapped nerve, largely thanks to poor posture whilst using DK2.

There is probably a reason you are not meant to do 4hr stints regularly in it 😉

For me it was the bloomin left panel in ED cockpit. i spent too much time looking down and left with the HMD on.

much of the plastic casing in DK2 is replaced with cloth on CV1, and the mounting is meant to be better balanced.... I am not worried about that.

its a big issue however, and something i hope HTC fix with their vive consumer version compared to their DK.
Fiat Coupe, gone. 350Z gone. Dirty nappies, no sleep & practical transport incoming. Thank goodness for VR 🙂

grodenglaive
Level 2
My neck cracks when I look up and to the right (with the dk2 on). :geek:
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onefang
Level 3
"Tim74UK" wrote:
"Salbrox" wrote:
If you had two DK2's you could put one on the back of your head to cancel out the weight!


Like having eyes in the back of your head! :lol:


That would certainly help with my peripheral vision issues, double FOV FTW! B-)

Nedo
Level 3
Exercise this 3 times a week for 10min, and no problems anymore! :mrgreen:
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onefang
Level 3
"nedo" wrote:
Exercise this 3 times a week for 10min, and no problems anymore! :mrgreen:


I have dreadlocks down to my knees, so I wont be needing the head harness. Now I gotta find a suitable 5Kg weight. B-)