I guess it might have to do with the scrolling effect, especially in Safari. I don’t know what is the term to describe the cool effect of speeding up at the beginning and the slowing down at the end of a scrolling move, which simulates the movement of a physical object. It is ok on a smaller screen (on iPhone). But on the bigger screen (on iPad), I feel like the whole world is moving in front of me. I simply wish there is just a page up or page down button.Am I alone? Timothy Johnson1 writes on the Apple Forum :
Yea! I got pretty sick (like car motion sick) when I first got my iPad (April 2010), I found that I would fee queasy from using Numbers. As Numbers was the primary reason I purchased the iPad I thought it was the iPad itself making me sick. Instead, I’ve come to realize it’s just Numbers. It has the same deleterious effects as a 1st player shooters for me (think Wolfenstein 3D).
I found that when I lock the rows and columns in Numbers, the screen doesn’t move around so much, I feel fine. If don’t like the rows and columns, I feel terrible within like 5 minutes.
Avoiding 1st player games (infinity blade) and using Numbers with rows and columns locked has allowed me to use my iPad with much delight. Such a great tool for b-school!
Best of luck!
I just bought an Ipad from the Mac Store last night. When I was watching the demonstration for using the apps on my new Ipad from a great compassionate young Apple salesman, I got dizzy and fell. I normally do not feint but got all my vitals checked out anyway to make sure. I love the Ipad and have been using it today but find I continue to get dizzy using it. I also get motion sickness normally. It is too bad because I really love the machine, but have to love my body more. Thank you for posting these notes about the Ipad and dizziness. I may try an Iphone instead.
You are most definitely not alone. I am used to getting motion sickness but after two weeks of it, I went to my doctor last week for nausea, dizziness, and vertigo onset and she prescribed a head CTscan. I went home to my beloved 2-week old iPad and realized there might be a connection with all the flipping and sliding and rolling…just writing about it now makes me queasy. I forced myself to stay away for a week and now I feel great. This morning is my first time back. I have dimmed the screen and will try other suggestions given above but you are not alone. These are very real side effects of iPad use!
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