We all are now familiar with VR technology, aren’t we? Basically, it takes you to a virtual world that is partially or completely different from the real world. The user can experience the 3-D world as if they are in it. You might know about this technology through video games. But do you really think that you’re completely familiar with it? What if I tell you some amazing facts about VR technology that will surprise you? Keep reading – I’ll tell you what I’m talking about.
1. Elders Love VR As Much As The Kids
Basically, this has nothing to do with age. You know, we can have fun no matter how old we get. And VR is that amazing thing that came and blessed the fun in our lives. It’s a really great experience not only for the kids but also for the grownups. There are a lot of kids’ games that are designed for VR and they love playing it. Also, many games that are 13+ like horror ones or fighting ones are also released in VR. Of course, the grownups also love playing them. The best part is, you don’t get bored so fast because of the amazing experience you’re getting out of it. So the main thing is, there’s no concept of age when it comes to VR.
2. VR Isn’t Always Expensive
If you think that VR is expensive for everything then you’re wrong. It isn’t VR that is expensive but it’s the project it is being used for. Now you must be feeling lighthearted, yeah? There may be some companies that would spend thousands of dollars or even more on their VR projects. There may also be some companies that would spend only a few hundreds of dollars and it may be affordable for a lot of people out there. So the expensiveness really doesn’t depend on the technology to be exact, rather it depends on the project the technology is being used for.
3. It Isn’t Just Games That VR Offers
Thinking that VR technology only offers games is like thinking that the computer can only calculate numbers. No, that’s not true. VT technology is one vast world in which one can make anything possible since it’s virtual, not only games. You might not know this but companies offer education through VR and this sounds and works much better than in reality. The experience got through VR is almost a real experience and when you see things happening right in front of you, the brain processes much effectively and you remember and understand the concepts the right way. There’s no way using VR for learning is ineffective.
4. VR Is Used To Help Students Learn Surgeries
The students hoping to become a practicing doctor one day need to learn the theory first and then they hop into the practical world. However, VR helped these students learn the practical procedures of surgeries and all kinds of medical treatments. The students can wear the device and then they will be in a virtual world where there’s a patient with a specific disease that needs to be treated. The application will help the students learn the surgery by giving them a descriptive tutorial. The students can actually see the whole process of the surgery right in front of their eyes or actually perform the surgery as if they’re doing it in the real world. I don’t know what better way VR can be used.
5. VR Can Boost Different Businesses To The Next Level
There are some amazing things that this technology can do for a business. For example, there is a travel company that takes you on local and foreign journeys. This company can increase its ROI (return on investment) by using VR to show its customers how amazing the journey will be. When people come to pay a visit, they can experience a demo of the journey virtually that will give them an idea of how things will go. After getting satisfied with it, they can pay and have a safe and wonderful journey. Using VR in such a case helped the business become attractive and unique in front of its audience and thus, this will boost their ROI.
6. VR Training Is A Real Thing
Some Governments and big companies are using VR technology to train their employees for their specific jobs. Mainly, the military is also using it to train the troops before deploying them. There are many fields in the world that can make use of this technology to help the workers learn what their jobs will be and how they are supposed to perform them. As I said earlier, it’s a super-effective way to learn something since you feel like experiencing everything happening inside the device.
7. Psychiatrists Use VR To Treat Depression And Anxiety
Depression is real. Some people who don’t have much exposure to mental health issues might think that it isn’t real. Psychiatrists prescribe some medicines that help the process and those medicines are always covered in high-quality protective packaging that the manufacturers buy from Dawn Printing. They conduct lots of sessions to help the person come out of their state which is where VR comes to assist. These doctors make use of this technology to help people forget about their depressing thoughts and worst traumas and help them fight with their depression better. So it’s not only about games and education but it’s also helping in treating people with mental health issues. Now that’s impressive!
Let’s Say Thanks To The Fathers Of VR Technology
Since we’re seeing such amazing benefits that we are getting through this technology, we must give the credit to the makers of it. The main person who first came up with the term “virtual reality” was Jaron Lanier. However, people who worked on the various aspects of this technology include Douglas Engelbart, Myron Krueger, and Ivan Sutherland. Thanks to all these personalities to give us this amazing piece of wonder.
I bet some points would have surprised you for a moment like “What? Really?” The facts that I mentioned above are actually very surprising, especially the surgery and depression treatment ones. Who knew this technology could be so helpful and fun at the same time?