Remember that computer gamers in the late 80s and 90s were thought of as geeks and nerds and got beat up regularly for it. There was a strong social stigma. You would reluctantly say you were a gamer. That probably hasn’t changed in parts of middle america or lingers in spots. If you introduce awkward headgear into workplaces first it will become more adopted just as probably many of the public’s first exposures to computers were via the workplace. Their first smart phones? Probably blackberries.