Daydream Standalone Safety Information

These health & safety warnings for Daydream are periodically updated for accuracy and completeness. Check g.co/help/daydream/standalone-safety for the latest version.

Before using your Daydream device, please review the health and safety information provided with your device as well as the Daydream Platform health and safety information below. 

Daydream Safety: To avoid reduce the risk of personal injury, discomfort, property damage or other potential hazards, follow these precautions below:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings when using Daydream. Daydream is meant to be used while seated or stationary. Take care to ensure that you are not near other people, pets, objects, or other items that you can bump into, trip over, or knock down when using — or immediately after using — Daydream. 
  • Daydream should not be used by children under the age of 13.
  • Take the time to get adjusted to the virtual reality experience before using Daydream extensively. Take frequent breaks while using Daydream. If you experience discomfort, immediately discontinue using Daydream. Each person reacts differently to virtual reality so you should base the frequency and length of breaks on what is right for you.
  • A small percentage of individuals may experience epileptic seizures or blackouts when exposed to certain light patterns or flashing lights. These conditions may trigger previously undetected epileptic symptoms or seizures in persons who have no history of prior seizures or epilepsy. If you, or anyone in your family has an epileptic condition or has had seizures of any kind, consult your physician before using Daydream.
  • See a doctor before using Daydream if you have pre-existing conditions that may affect your virtual reality experience such as vision abnormalities, psychiatric disorders, heart conditions, or other serious medical conditions.
  • Clear the area directly around you of objects and furniture and always stay aware of your physical surroundings!
  • Put the device on your head in the center of your clear area whether seated or standing.
  • Always check your physical space by lifting the headset or partially lifting it and peaking to make sure you are still in your clear area before you recenter your view.
  • When you put the device on your head or when you manually recenter using the controller the device will use your position at that moment as the starting point and fade your view to prevent accidental walking if you move too far from this starting point.
  • Your view will fade anytime you move close to your arms distance away from your starting point. This play area is approximately arm’s length in radius but you will see your view gently start to fade well before reaching the edge. When you notice your view starting to fade carefully move back towards the center of your clear area.
  • If you exit the safe play area, your view will be fully occluded. Carefully move back towards your original starting point while being aware of your surroundings.
  • Listen to all warnings in the headset and always stay aware of your physical surroundings.
  • Tell friends or family that when you’re in VR you won’t be aware of their presence and for them to stay a safe distance away.
  • Do not attempt to lean on or place controllers on virtual objects.
     
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