1. VR Question's Avatar
    Hi, a VR/health question. Consistent and prolonged close point eye strain (staring at a monitor) leads to eye damage in the long term. The way to fix that - move the focal point further away (VR).

    Imagine sitting in the last row of a cinema, with the screen displaying my desktop environment. It's all flat, but the focal point of the whole thing is 10-20 metres away.

    Things I'm looking for:
    - Compatibility - to be able to run any program (office, games, etc) as on my monitor, just projected on a flat surface in VR
    - High resolution - because of the distance and not looking around much, I guess high resolution is much more important than frame rate/responsiveness
    - Ease of use - to be able to start it quickly
    - Easily change the focal distance - to be able to move easily and quickly the distance at which the desktop flat surface is located (from about 5m to at least about 15m away)

    Do you think this is a viable and healthier way to replace a workstation monitor - i.e. to use that about 10 hours a day? My eyes have just started degrading because of constant monitor use and I want to fix that without ditching technology.

    Thanks a lot!
    07-27-2017 01:04 PM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Very interesting question, and I'm not sure if VR is the answer for you. I will do a bit of research and see if I can get any expert help to try to answer this.

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    07-28-2017 08:55 AM
  3. derekbrewsbrew's Avatar
    >Do you think this is a viable and healthier way to replace a workstation monitor

    No. I don't think this will be the case for the foreseeable future. VR is for an immersive experience, not something casual and sustainable like regular work.

    Might I suggest a projector?
    07-31-2017 01:24 PM
  4. Firegold21's Avatar
    There is a way, as laid out in this article by our own Cale Hunt: How to stream your PC desktop to your Gear VR. This requires an NVidia-based GPU, however; if you don't have one, you're better off looking into Trinus VR (available through Sideload VR) or Vridge Riftcat.
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    07-31-2017 06:01 PM

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