Updated: Jan 20
the most common question about virtual reality
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as more and more people becoming VR friendly, and an actual gaming evolution happening in front of our very eyes, the curiosity for the exciting VR world is growing by every day.
we thought a simple how you doing love to get to know you kinda, q&r will be a nice easy start to a fresh beginner taking his first steps in trying to get to know this wonderful world . we hope this article will do the trick.
What is virtual reality?
Virtual reality (VR) means experiencing things through our computers that don't really exist. Unlike traditional user interfaces, VR places the user inside an experience. Instead of viewing a screen in front of them, users are immersed and able to interact with 3D worlds.
Applications of virtual reality?
VR is being used in the entertainment industry to heighten experiences with 360 films, and increase your emotional connection with them and/or the characters. Disney Movies VR, for example, takes the user to red carpet events and to an interview with ‘The Jungle Book’ cast.
VR could also revolutionized the way that media content is made. Flipside is now the fastest way to make shows that can be viewed through traditional channels like YouTube, Twitch, or Facebook live and inside virtual reality itself.
This is a great way of opening up live sports events to people who can’t travel to the venue or can’t afford tickets to watch the sports in person.
There are several players already building social communities in the VR space, such as High Fidelity, vTime, AltspaceVR, Oculus Rooms and Parties, and VRChat.
Healthcare in an important application where VR can have a significant impact. Healthcare professionals now use virtual models to prepare themselves for working on real bodies and VR has even been used as pain relief for burn injuries.
Imagine being able to try your holiday before you buy it. That’s exactly what the future could hold. The industry is taking the first steps to enabling you to go on guided virtual tours of hotels, restaurants and tourist landmarks.
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what are the types of virtual reality?
There are 3 primary categories of virtual reality simulations used today: non-immersive, semi-immersive, and fully-immersive simulations.
NON-IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL REALITY
This technology provides a computer-generated environment, but allows the user to stay aware of and keep control of their physical environment. Non-immersive virtual reality systems rely on a computer or video game console.
SEMI-IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL REALITY
Semi-immersive virtual experiences provide users with a partially virtual environment. It will still give users the perception of being in a different reality when they focus on the digital image, but also allows users to remain connected to their physical surroundings. Semi-immersive technology provides realism through through 3D graphics, a term known as vertical reality depth. More detailed graphics result in a more immersive feeling. This category of VR is used often for educational or training purposes and relies on high-resolution displays, powerful computers, projectors or hard simulators that partially replicate design and functionality of functional real-world mechanisms.
FULLY IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL REALITY
Fully-immersive simulations give users the most realistic simulation experience, complete with sight and sound. To experience and interact with fully-immersive virtual reality, the user needs the proper VR glasses or a head mount display (HMD). VR headsets provide high-resolution content with a wide field of view. The display typically splits between the user’s eyes, creating a stereoscopic 3D effect, and combines with input tracking to establish an immersive, believable experience.
What equipment is needed for virtual reality?
Most commonly used input devices are joysticks, force Balls/Tracking balls, controller wands, data gloves, trackpads, On-device control buttons, motion trackers, bodysuits, treadmills and motion platforms
Is VR bad for your eyes?
The Association of Optometrists said it had not seen evidence that VR headsets could cause permanent eye damage
Hasn’t VR Been Around Forever?
Not forever, but a while. There was a boom in virtual reality technology in the 1980s and 1990s. Unfortunately, VR technology at the time didn’t live up to the hype, which alienated consumers and added to the tech’s demise. Another factor in VR’s early bust was the creation of the internet and a massive shift in interest to this new technology.
So, Why Are People Excited Now?
Because in every way possible virtual reality is better than it was the first time around. Both the hardware and software have improved to the point where the hype is appropriate. Not only this, but mobile virtual reality is leading to the democratization of VR. Many industry experts are comparing today’s VR industry to the smartphone industry of eight or nine years ago, right before smartphones exploded.
How Do I Learn More?
There are a lot of great VR resources on the web and local groups getting into the technology. You need to search them out. But if you’ve made it this far, subscribing to our newsletter is an excellent way to learn more about the tech.