Virtual reality is fun, but a headset that cuts you off from the real environment and makes you do big moves is the perfect recipe for unfortunate accidents.
Increase in claims related to virtual reality by 68% since 2016
As proof, the British insurance company Aviva has observed since 2016 a 68% increase in claims related to accidents caused by the use of virtual reality headsets: collisions with furniture, and especially destroyed televisions.
The word to Kelly Whittington from Aviva UK
A peak of 31% increase was even recorded in 2021. According to Kelly Whittington of Aviva UK, this is a common trend when new gadgets become popular. "In the past, we've seen similar trends with motion control consoles, fitness games, and even fidget spinners," Whittington explains.
Just getting started, 2022 is already seeing an increase in VR-related crashes, and as the technology becomes cheaper and more accessible, the movement is likely to gain momentum. If you have such a helmet, be careful… Source: The Guardian