Stadia health and safety information

WARNING: IMPORTANT HEALTH AND SAFETY INFORMATION; READ BEFORE USING STADIA

Additional safety information for the Stadia Controller is provided here.

Seizures

A small percentage of people may experience seizures or blackouts that are triggered by visual stimuli, such as light flashes or patterns. Those seizures most often occur in children or younger people, and can be experienced by people who have never had seizures or blackouts before. If you or any family members have a history of seizures, blackouts, or epilepsy, consult with a doctor before using Stadia.

Stop using Stadia immediately and contact a doctor if you experience dizziness, blurred vision, eye twitching, involuntary muscle convulsion, loss of consciousness, or seizures. Only resume use upon approval of your physician. Parents should monitor for, and ask their children about, these symptoms.

To reduce likelihood of seizures:

  • Use Stadia in a well-lit room.
  • Sit as far away as possible from the screen.
  • Take breaks of ten to fifteen minutes every hour.
  • Avoid playing while you are tired.

Hearing loss

Prolonged exposure to loud sounds (including music) can cause hearing loss. To prevent possible hearing damage, avoid listening at high volume for prolonged periods of time. Continued exposure to high volumes and background noise can make loud sounds seem quieter than they actually are. Check the volume before using headphones or earphones.

Repetitive stress injury

Repetitive movements using controllers or other input devices can lead to occasional discomfort in your hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, or other parts of your body.  If you experience any discomfort, take a break. If you’re still experiencing discomfort after your break, consider calling a doctor. 

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