18 Workers Spent a Week in the Metaverse. They ended up more anxious and frustrated

18 university staff logged into the metaverse for an entire working week. Two of them had to drop out due to nausea, while the rest reported feeling more frustrated, anxious and said their eyes hurt by the end

Two of the participants dropped out within hours, complaining of nausea, anxiety and migraines, caused partly by the weight of the Oculus Quest 2 headset . The remainder lasted the week, but reported some negative consequences. Compared to the physical work environment, participants reported on average a 42% increase in their frustration levels and 48% increase in eye strain.


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