Feeling dizzy or nausea after using iPad?

iPad is a line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc., which runs Apple’s iOS. The first iPad was released on April 3, 2010; the most recent iPad models, the iPad Air and second generation iPad Mini, were revealed on October 22, 2013 and went on sale November 1, 2013, and November 12, 2013, respectively. The user interface is built around the device’s multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard.

Feeling dizzy or nausea after using iPad?

YuanLin – Is it just me or someone else also feels dizzy or nausea after using iPad for a while?

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!

nkspeech writes :

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.

Montauklynne writes :

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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