Virtual Reality Real-World Use
We know virtual reality is touted as made for gaming but hidden from public eyes are the different uses for the VR technology. Here’s some of them.
Of course the first thing that comes into mind when VR comes on as the topic of any conversation is entertainment and VR games. VR headset manufacturers rake a lot of money by marketing their products as a gaming peripherals that would change the way people interact with their gaming console or PC.
Some headsets are targeted towards enterprise use. For architectural planning, urban planning and 3D modelling. Aside from this, what are other uses for VR?
- The media
- Rehabilitation/treatment of phobias
Medicine is one of the biggest beneficiaries with the development of surgery simulation. This is often used as a training aid and enables the surgeon to perform an operation on a ‘virtual patient’ or to see inside the human body. It is also used as a diagnostic tool in that it provides a more detail view of the human body compared to X-rays and scans.
Another popular use of virtual reality is aviation: a three dimensional aircraft can be designed which allows the designer to test their prototype without having to have several versions – which are time consuming and costly. It is cheaper and easier to make changes to the simulation rather than having to design and build a new aircraft.
The media can also benefit a lot from VR by producing virtual ready movies for people to watch. Movie goers can have a full immersive experience wearing vr headset while enjoying the movie in their own perspective.
Architecture is mostly known by giving architects real world measurements and view of the final product of their layout plans. The Microsoft Hololens can visualize product and building 3D models before they are even built. This saves money and time by making final precise measurements beforehand.