Man dies wearing VR glasses in his Moscow apartment

VR technology is spreading fast in Russia and people rarely expect it to lead to a tragic death.

VR technology is spreading fast in Russia and people rarely expect it to lead to a tragic death.

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It’s the first registered death in Russia somehow connected to virtual reality.

VR technology is spreading fast in Russia and people rarely expect it to lead to a tragic death. This time, however, things went pear-shaped. The mother of a 44-year old man came to visit her son and found his body on the floor of his Moscow apartment in a pool of blood. The victim was wearing VR glasses.

The man purchased the VR glasses but failed to adjust the image scale of the program he was running to the size of his apartment. He then tripped over a glass table and cut himself badly, Life.ru reports (in Russian). The first victim of VR technology in the Russian capital died later from blood loss.

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