Applications of virtual reality can be found in fields as diverse as entertainment, marketing, education, medicine, construction and road safety training, and many others. They provide numerous possibilities for users to explore virtual realities for various purposes.
The term “Virtual reality” means “the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment.” When you wear VR glasses everything you see isn’t true at all and VR artificial such as animated scene, or an actual place that has been photographed and included in a virtual reality app.
You can experience virtual reality through a special VR viewer, like the Oculus Rift. Other virtual reality viewers such as your phone and VR apps, such as Google Cardboard or Daydream View. VR is fully immersive, which tricks your senses into thinking you’re in a different environment or world apart from the real world.
Applications Of Virtual Reality
The military in the UK and the US have both adopted the use of virtual reality in their training as it allows them to undertake a huge range of simulations. This is used in all branches of service.
VR can put a trainee in a number of different situations, places, and environments so the military is using it for flight simulations, battlefield simulations, medic training, vehicle simulation, and virtual boot camp, among other things. A key benefit for the use of VR in the military is the reduction in costs for training. In addition to this, it can safely replicate dangerous training situations.
VR has become a primary method for treating post-traumatic stress. Using VR exposure therapy, a person enters a re-enactment of a traumatic event. It has also been used to treat anxiety, phobias, and depression. Virtual reality technology can provide a safe environment for patients to come into contact with things they fear, whilst remaining in a controlled and safe environment.
VR offers visualization of geometric relationships in difficult concepts or data that are hard to interpret. If the real environment is costly or hazardous to health, VR is the best choice to understand and learn it. For example, flight simulation or firefighting, nuclear power plant safety, medical procedures etc are the training in VR which are useful for education. Not just these common uses, VR education includes history, anthropology, and foreign language acquisition. Students can explore the streets in 17th-century, on different era rather than just reading a book.
Music and concerts
VR can allow individuals to attend concerts without actually being there. The experience of VR concerts can feel passive with the lack of interaction between the user and the performers and audience, but it can be enhanced using feedback from user’s heartbeat rates and brainwaves. Virtual reality can also be used for other forms of music, such as music videos and music visualization or visual music applications.
The entertainment industry is one of the most enthusiastic advocates of virtual reality, most noticeably in games and virtual worlds. There are a range of virtual reality systems available for audience entertainment which includes CAVE systems, augmented reality systems, simulators, and 3D display platforms. In addition to that, virtual reality gaming is a very popular form of entertainment.