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Health and Safety Warnings

Read and follow these Health and Safety Warnings and instructions. When you let other people play on your Cybershoes make sure to warn them, let them read these warnings and always supervise them as they are new to the system and cannot assess the danger properly.

Obvious and less obvious dangers:

Besides the obvious danger (very slippery sole of the Cybershoes), there are less obvious dangers present as well, e.g.: It is possible to fall over with the chair, respectively to fall off the chair. The use of VR can heavily impact sensations or strongly stress the brain. This may lead to very dangerous situations – especially conjunct with Cybershoes. Read and follow all further Health and Safety Warnings and instructions as well. Use Cybershoes at your own risk.

Walking, Standing:

Don’t walk with the shoes around, don’t stand up. The Cybershoes are very slippery and the risk to stumble or slip or fall is very high. Only wear them while being seated. Make sure there are no dangerous objects around you, meaning when you fall you do not fall onto a sharp edge. Clear all space around you. It is possible to lose balance.

Seated use:

Depending on the size of the mobile stand, it is possible to fall over with the chair, especially while being active in VR. It is also possible to fall off the chair.  Do not completely forget yourself and your situation while using Cybershoes. Clear all space around you. When you fall, make sure you fall onto a soft surface.

3rd party bar stools:

We have tested bar stools with a mid-sized stand having a diameter of at least 41cm (16”) at various conventions and trade shows. They are relatively safe. Out of 4000 users, 3 fell over with the chair. Each time it was a tall and extremely active person.

We recommend to use bar stools with a stand having a diameter of at least 55 cm (21½”). Please note that using a bar stool with a stand having a diameter of at least 55 cm (21½”) still imposes risks, but these risks are smaller as compared to using a bar stool with a stand having a diameter of less than 55 cm (21½”).

You may also use bar stools with a smaller diameter as long as you are aware of the risks and adapt your movements to the lowered stability of the bar stool. Some bar stools come with a very small stand, for example, with a diameter of 38cm (15”). Do not use them.

The barstools that we recommend on our website have a mid-sized stand with a diameter in the range of 41-45 cm (16”-17¾”).

We cannot be held responsible for using third party bar stools and resulting injuries and damages. Before usage, check if the diameter of the stand is 41cm (16”) or more. When following our suggestion on how to modify the bar stool to work better with Cybershoes, you do it at your own risk.

Cybershoes Gaming Station bar stool aka Cyberchair:

The bar stool included in the Cybershoes Gaming Station has been optimized and tested for the use with Cybershoes but may not necessarily provide more safety than third party bar stools.

Cybershoes Arcade Edition and Cybershoes Business Edition:

The diameter of the steel base is 55cm (21½”). This diameter matches the effective diameter of regular office chairs. This diameter further reduces but does not eliminate the risk of overturning the chair. Overturning is very unlikely, and the carpet adds stability as well. The fact that we did not experience the case of falling over with the chair in extensive user tests when using a chair with a steel base of 55 cm (21½”) and more does not exclude the possibility that this case may happen. In any case, it is still possible to fall off the chair.

Addiction:

Keep in mind playing Cybershoes with VR can be very addictive. Take breaks, be responsible for yourself and others. This device is not for children.

Do not use Cybershoes or a bar stool that is damaged or has parts that are loose.