Let’s first start by asking “What does virtual reality (VR) mean?” our favorite definition comes from the Virtual Reality Society (UK) ‘The definition of virtual reality comes, naturally, from the definitions for both ‘virtual’ and ‘reality’. The definition of ‘virtual’ is near and reality is what we experience as human beings. So the term ‘virtual reality’ basically means ‘near-reality’. This could, of course, mean anything but it usually refers to a specific type of reality emulation.’
Let’s not confuse Augmented Reality (AR) with Virtual Reality (VR) - they’re quite different.
Augmented Reality (AR) adds digital elements to a live view while using your camera and phone, while Virtual Reality (VR) is a complete immersion into another space, cutting off the physical world.
Where is VR being used? The possibilities are endless for this space.
We have seen VR and AR being used in the healthcare industry, for architecture, education, automotive, product design, manufacturing, retailing, transportation, logistics, exploration and even military.
Interesting examples we’ve picked out for this article:
Major players in the market that you should know: Microsoft(HoloLens), Google, Samsung, HTC vive, Song, GoPro, Jaunt, Magic leap, NextVR, Bubl, Cast AR, OSVR, CryWorks, Atheer labs, SoftKinetic, Jingweidu Technology, Baofeng Mojing, ANTVR, Vr BOX, Virglass, TVR, Sureal, and Dreamerkr.
Why did we mention Augmented Reality earlier? Because the future of these two technologies are tied to one another. These technologies have massive benefits to both businesses and consumers, and the industry is steadily growing.
If you start thinking of all the ways we could use these technologies - We’re sure it will be endless.