Imagine whatever you like…
Maybe it’s your favourite beach bungalow, being backstage with musicians, or even being on a planet with different physics to that of Earth. When Virtual Reality enters the picture; the spectrum of experience extends to what you can imagine.
It is not a new concept but until recently those striving to achieve it had more ideas than means to bring these new realities to life. With recent expansions, the advances in available technology are now making what was once only a buzzword a legitimate technology. Augmented Reality & Experience Immersion are currently being explored.
Different Sectors exploring Virtual Reality Tech
Virtual Reality technology is being put to work in numerous fields and disciplines like these for example:
VR has found multiple uses within a military setting. It is currently allowing individuals to experience in-depth training scenarios and allows for a more comprehensive experience of boot camp. It is furthermore playing a role in psychological and physical treatment of those suffering from the after-effects of war.
VR is enhancing the preparation of medical professionals. Its benefits include allowing surgeons to practice delicate & precise procedures without the use of human cadavers. It is being employed to assess and treat traumatic brain injuries. It has also found acclaim in the treatment of phantom limb pain and the management of severe pain such as that experienced by burn victims.
VR is proving very constructive for the mind. Therapists are taking advantage of the tech to help those who experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, chronic pain, and Anxiety. Multiple research projects are ongoing and seek to explore the potentially valuable psychological applications that the tech may allow for.
The world of Virtual Reality is providing disabled people with opportunities to experience activities that are impossible (or incredibly challenging) for them in the physical world. Think playing the piano, walking and running, and more! Individuals diagnosed with Autism are being taught social skills with VR.
Schools have begun to incorporate VR into curriculums to harness its viability as a teaching and learning tool.
VR is most commonly associated with entertainment where it has long had a faithful following. The expanding options have brought a myriad of complex games to users. Experience Harry Potter’s Hogwarts or the destruction of cities King Kong style. As games evolve they are increasingly presenting highly detailed Virtual Reality worlds to explore and play in.
Beyond games are other worldly experiences – individuals can delve into ‘visiting’ global heritage locations or their favourite art galleries around the world, attending symphonies and concerts or giving adrenalin sports like sky-diving a go.
Virtual Reality in Business
VR technology development has moved away from the realm of the conceptual and into the mainstream. Demonstrating this is the retail giant Walmart deciding to immerse employees in Virtual Reality training starting June 2017.
The impact of VR on commerce is continuing to be realized. It currently offers the potential and ability to:
• Give customers a more in-depth and customized retail experience
• Instruct and prepare employees using detailed ‘real-world’ environments
• Integrate remote location employees into business meetings
• Digitally alter and enhance a work environment
• Experiment and coaching within high-stakes business situations, without real-world consequences.
The Future is Now
Advancing technology is opening new doors worldwide. Never mind hitting the wall, open your perspective. The big possibilities that we dreamed about are just the beginning!
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