Virtual Reality, also known as VR, was associated only with the gaming industry, but now this is being used for multiple applications.
Virtual Reality, or VR, is a simulation that is computer-generated. An individual can interact within an artificial environment of three dimensions with the help of electronic devices. This includes special gloves that are fitted with some sensors or even special goggles with a specific screen.
Some of the fields that have taken up VR and managed to revamp their different offerings include medicine, business architecture, manufacture and also the leisure industry.
1. Work Collaboration with VR
There are many companies who have taken up VR for sharing so that the employees can collaborate on the different assignments without having to shift the physical location. VR technology has ensured the success of a business with the required team work.
2. Training and Recruitment
Some businesses are now training and recruiting the workforce with the use of virtual reality. This can engage the employees in challenges that seem real.
Using VR in the work place can allow the employees get the feel of the work environment and prepare to come up with the best solutions. A business is also able to train their employees located in different locations.
3. Treatment of PTSD
Soldiers experience PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) due to exposure during a combat. This disorder has been spreading at a fast pace. PTSD is also found in the general public.
Virtual Reality (VR) can be used for treating the patients suffering from PTSD by replaying the traumatic experience they have gone through. The medical team understands the condition of the patient better if this traumatic incident is relived.
The tourism and travel industry has benefitted to a large extent due to this VR. This industry makes use of VR to give their clients a feel of the different destinations they wish to travel to. Clients can now visit the destination of their choice virtually before making any decision.
5. VR in Education
VR is also used widely in the education sector for not only teaching but also learning purposes. It is easier for student interaction in an environment that is three dimensional. They can be taken to field trips virtually, like the museums or for a tour of the solar system. VR works perfect for those students who have special needs, like autism.
Difference between Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Augmented reality and virtual reality are considered to be two different sides of a one coin. Augmented Realty simulates objects that are artificial in the real environment and VR creates an environment that is artificial.
In AR the computer makes use of algorithms and sensors for determining the position along with the orientation of any camera. This technology renders the graphics 3D as they would have appeared from the camera’s viewpoint, and superimposes the images that are computer-generated over the view of a user of the real world.