This free workshop will teach you all you need to know about the basics of VR hygiene and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will discuss detergents, hand sanitizers, face pads, UVC-light, nanotechnology, protocols, and the importance of educating your staff, clients, and/or students.

Hygiene and safety are always important to consider when using VR-headsets and controllers on multiple people. Areas that pose a high safety risk include the VR location-based entertainment industry, showcasing events, VR labs, education that uses VR, larger gatherings in general where headsets are swapped between people, and headsets that are used on a daily basis by multiple people (e.g. when training with headsets). During the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that current procedures would not be sufficient anymore. Therefore, updated information about best practices on how to safely use VR-headsets is provided during this workshop.

Already curious? Read "VR Hygiene Safety: Everything you Need to Know.

Disclaimer: Even though extensive research has been done, we are no medical experts. This is not medical advice, but rather merely a summarization of our findings.

The Educators in VR Research Team features researchers from across the spectrum of VR/AR/XR research and development, coming together to share their knowledge, techniques, and research and learn from each other. Join us to discuss the possibilities and potential of research in VR. We host regular meetups and workshops for discussion and learning. If you would like to present on a topic, please join our Educators in VR Discord for Research

Team Project Leader: Evelien Ydo is a research specialist in virtual reality, exploring human factors, learning psychology, and presentation and conversational skills. She is finishing her masters of Educational Science and Technology degree with research in assessment in VR, and seeking out all researchers to connect and share their research techniques, technologies, challenges, and work together.

Educators in VR hosts weekly workshops on Tuesdays, as well as throughout the week for special events and team project workshops across multiple VR platforms. Join our Educators in VR AltspaceVR channel for updates to upcoming events. To get the most out of our growing community, join the conversation and browse through a vast bank of resources on our Educators in Vr Discord and website Educators in VR for information. We often live stream or record presentations and workshops on our Educators in VR YouTube channel.

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