Few weeks ago. Playing PavlovVR after too many hours working from a chair. Bringing my left controller upwards, I hear a strange sound and feel something sharp. At this point, my primary concern is that one of my monitors might have been impacted. Feeling around, it doesn’t seem like a monitor.
So I go back to playing PavlovVR. Can’t shake the feeling that I have an injury though, so eventually, I decide to take a look.
The minor scrape is not a concern. This, what I had been feeling around, was much less expected.
Now, before the paranoia department gets going, there are a few mitigating factors.
- I have never done something this stupid and dangerous before.
- Lamp was in the corner of the room, which is usually relatively untouched.
- Being upstairs would have limited the capacitance to ground.
- In no way does this have anything to do with whether VR itself could be ‘unhealthy’ for the eyes.
That said, the electronics of the LED ballast are unlikely to have provided any ground isolation.
So, bear in mind, some of those obstructions in your roomscale space could be more than a nuisance.