Probably The First Case Of A VR Death
A 44-year old man from Moscow passed away from a VR accident on 22nd December, 2017. The cause of death was the loss of blood that happened as a result of falling through a glass table whilst using the VR headset, reports TASS, the Russian news agency.
“According to preliminary information, while moving around the apartment in virtual reality glasses, the man tripped and crashed into a glass table, suffered wounds and died on the spot from a loss of blood,” said Yulia Ivanova, Senior Assistant to the Head of the Russian Investigative Committee’s Main Moscow Department, according to TASS. The report didn’t mention any details about the VR headset such as the type of the headset or the purpose of using it.
This is the first news about death by Virtual Reality that I’ve heard. The Reddit user daio was the one that found it a few days ago. TASS is the largest news agency in Russia and is owned by the state.
What are your thoughts on this? Should VR manufacturers implement more security measures or should the players be more careful when going for a Virtual Reality experience? Let me know in the comments below!