Virtual Reality (VR) and pacemakers.

Hello PM community! I wanted to ask if i can use a VR headset like the Oculus Quest, (or other) without it doing any harm to me. 

I have no problems with cell-phone VRs.


5 Comments

Harm?

by Gotrhythm - 2020-02-04 15:01:05

What harm do you imagine that an Oculus Quest VR headset would do to you?

Harm;

by MantoIDek - 2020-02-04 17:32:04

Interfere with my PM.

No

by Gotrhythm - 2020-02-05 13:48:26

In real world terms, nothing you are at all likely to encounter will harm your pacemaker. Your pacemaker is very, very, very tough physically and electronically.

Oh. Thanks!

by MantoIDek - 2020-02-06 14:58:24

I am use to my doctor showing me charts of: What not to get too close to, what to avoid, what to use, what to don't... But when i look online nobody has problems with any of these things. It confuses me.

Headset

by Jimmy Dinfla - 2020-02-07 19:50:08

I do not use the VR headset, that has a mounted cellphone, because the cellphone is too close to my ICD.  There was also a warning in the headset's safety instructions.

Jimmy

You know you're wired when...

You make store alarms beep.

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