MemberDecember 30, 2017 at 12:54 pm
tried this with my wife’s iPhone 5S (my phone is too cheap to support this). It sorta works; it’s hard to play ’cause I can’t see my hands easily. However, with the “Google Cardboard” holder I got, my peripheral vision on the guitar is pretty good. The biggest problem is probably that it’s a little out-of-focus and, more problematically, it gets blurry if I move my head quickly. A newer phone would likely solve this problem. I could get used to vision-restriction, though (of course, looking “outside” of the virtual experience and directly at my hands reduces the immersion effect, which is pretty important, per that paper).
The good news is that, even with all these sort-comings, I did experience a weird sort of nervousness that I don’t usually get in any at-home simulations (however, I didn’t experience that every time I “played” in the VR. But it was often enough that I think it will be useful). (similarly, I don’t get nerves/performance anxiety every time I play (although I used to)).