The fact that Virtual Reality technology can get its users immersed into the safe virtual world made it one of the biggest tech headlines for many years. While the Virtual Reality technology has a very wide reach, one of the areas where it comes handy is in the area of gaming. Some games will have been re-released with a VR option available, whereas other games like CS:GO have been made VR compatible with the help of mods.
However, to show the versatility of this technology, and with the help of CS:GOBook have succeeded in compiling the 5 best ways that Virtual Reality technology could be used in other fields that are not related to online games.
Of course, one of the most important areas of our lives is the defence aspect. So, when this type of invaluable technology arrives, it’s only imperative that ways of using it to improve the military would be found. Now, there are an avalanche of simulations that could be achieved in military training through virtual reality and the US and UK military are already using this to train their soldiers. They employ this in all sectors of service.
The Virtual Reality technology is capable of placing people under training in varying places, environments and situations. Because of this, the military in the mentioned countries use it for virtual boot camp, vehicle simulations, medic training, battlefield simulations, flight simulations and others. When this tech is applied by the military, it helps them save cost on a lot of things. They also use it to replicate very risky training situations.
Virtual Reality is bringing a lot of innovations to the sports world for viewers and players alike. Many sporting activities employ this as a training aid, and they also use it to analyze and rate techniques and performance. To give the viewers a better experience, VR has also been employed. Live games are being streamed in Virtual Reality by sports broadcasters, and they intend to market virtual tickets to live games in the coming years.
3. Mental Health
Mental health issues like post-traumatic stress are treated with Virtual Reality. The person involved is helped to experience a reenactment of their traumatic event through VR exposure therapy. This system has been employed in the treatment of depression, phobias and anxiety. Through Virtual Reality, patients are brought face to face with objects of their fear, while in a safe and controlled environment.
4. Medical Training
In the bid to scrap the consequences of real life learning environments, dental and medical students practice procedures and surgeries with Virtual Reality. Here, students learn and develop skills that they can apply in the real world with virtual patients.
Some teaching and learning situations are designed with Virtual Reality. In a 3D environment, students communicate with each other. Students are also allowed to embark on trips to museums, to the solar system, and to different milieus through Virtual Reality.
Special needs students like those suffering from autism also use Virtual Reality. Studies have shown that the VR platform can offer the needed motivation for students to practice the needed social skills. The Virtual Reality scenarios developed by the firm named Floreo assists students in developing and mastering skills like creating social connections, throwing eye contacts and pointing. In the same vein, their parents can use a linked tablet to join and interact with them.
We’ve also embraced VR at FDM. Our summer interns worked on a digital project we assigned to them, and the project asked them to develop a 360° VR video that could be applied in recruitments in the universities. With the Virtual Reality headset, students get immersed into the FDM office, and come in contact with the digital version of the company. You can even avail yourself the chance to view the video that came out of the task.
We can say that Virtual Reality is still a nascent technology. However, as it becomes accessible and more popularized, it is exciting to know what the future holds for it.