What is Virtual Reality? What to expect from VR in the Future?

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What is Virtual Reality? What to expect from VR in the Future?

Virtual Reality, or VR, comprises of two words ‘virtual’ and ‘reality’, which together essentially mean ‘near-reality’. We interpret and understand our surrounding environment using our senses like smell, see, touch, feel and taste. Also, we use our perception to understand our surroundings. Our sensory organs collect these data, which is then processed by our brain, and then the body acts accordingly and interprets things surrounding us. How does Virtual Reality work?

At present, VR headsets are used for experiencing the 3D environment. The VR headset is connected to either a personal computer, console, or smartphone via HDMI cable. The headset can also be connected to other devices like head and hand tracking, controllers, voice inputs. Once the process of establishing a connection is made between the headset and any of the devices mentioned above, the following happens:

There may be one to two screens per eye that get two feeds. There are autofocus lenses that are placed between the screen and the eyes. These lenses can be adjusted as per the eye movement and positioning.

These lenses can be used for focusing and reshaping for each eye. Further, a 2D image can be tilted for generating a 3D image.

What to expect from VR in the Future?

Virtual Reality has a broad scope, and big players such as Google, Microsoft, and Samsung have been quite active in this space. Virtual Reality started gaining ground in 2016. The combination of graphics, sound, and an interesting story-line makes the experience outstanding.

In the upcoming period, VR will have a substantial impact on various industries. Let us look at some of the industries where we can expect a growth in VR applications.

Healthcare: VR has made its entry in the healthcare industry as it helps doctors during operational procedures, provide medical training, or cure stress or any medical emergency. Tourism: People who love traveling and exploring new destinations can derive benefits from the usage of VR technology. For example, if an individual wants to see a location which he/she has never visited, VR could be a great help. VR is capable of providing a 360-degree view of hotels, destinations.

Future Video Conferencing: With a change in the traditional working style, those days are not far that we see that video conferencing takes place via VR technology. The participants in the meeting would feel as if they are sitting in a conference room.

Training and development: Training and development is another field where we might see VR play an essential role. Through technology, students could be more engaged. Instead of explaining the theory, students would be able to actually experience these theories.

Recruitment: For recruitment, companies might start the recruitment process using VR in the future. It will have multiple benefits like:

The usage of VR technology would reflect how the companies have started accepting new technologies.

The recruiter can also understand the body language of the candidate based on the situation. Sports: In the fields of sports, VR can prove to be useful when the coach trains his/her players across a range of sports activities. Players and the coach can improve their efficiency and better understand the strategies of the game or the opponent each time.


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