Although the terms and technology ‘Virtual Reality’ has been going around for ages now, it has only recently gained traction from the audience and managed to cut through the noise in recent years. Over the years, the popularity of the technology has grown to such an extent that it has broken into the mainstream world of headsets, games, smartphone and many more sectors of technology. Some technologists and scientists also predict that it is going to make a more prominent name in the upcoming years.
However, in what we know to this day is that the technology is dominating the technological headlines and also attracting investments like a magnet.
In this article, let’s discuss the eight predominant things that you ought to know about Virtual Reality.
VR technology for your mind and body
VR technology has already made its place in the gaming world, with the invention and amalgamation with the VR headsets. The goal of these is to create an alternative world or a two-dimensional world that gives the experience of making the reel world a reality. It does so by :
- Tracking head movements of the user
- Changing image perspective based on eye direction
- Projecting the movement of arms, legs etc. on the screen
Many of the constant users of the technology have mentioned that the continuous use of applications comprising of VR make them dizzy and induce motion sickness.
Gamers will benefit technology first
VR technology is first going to favour the gaming wolrd before touching any other industry. In today’s gaming era, many of the big developers are lining for the incoming slew headsets that are based on the VR technology.
Augmented Reality in VR
Alongside the development of VR, we have the AR, which is present in devices like the Google Glass, Microsoft HoloLense etc. This is required to enhance the technology of VR in the real world.
VR’s effects on the users’ eyes
Since the virtual world will be implemented in the users’ lives with the help of gadgets and other smart devices, prolonged usage of this could cause strain to the human eyes. Hence, scientist and eye doctors recommend taking a break from the on-time screen.
VR is considered as an asset in healthcare
Medical professionals have started using this technology to distract the kids and young adults from pain during injections and surgeries and on the severe front, they’re also used to detect the growth of certain types of cancers and other diseases.
VRs value in education
Many educational institutions have claimed the potential of VR in the educational sector. It is a great training tool especially to teach kids of the elementary schools and standards.
Growth of competition
The invention of the Oculus Rift was one of the critical catalysts for the boost in the new generation VR technology. Since then, it has only faced healthy competition in the technological market.