The term "virtual reality" (or immersive multimedia or computer-simulated reality) typically refers to a computer technology that simulates the physical presence of a user in an artificially generated software environment. Virtual reality creates an environment with which the user can interact. Virtual reality thus artificially reproduces a sensory experience, which can include sight, touch, hearing and smell (visual, sound or haptic).
Virtual reality is not to be confused with augmented reality.
Augmented reality adds virtual elements to a real environment while virtual reality virtually creates a real or imagined environment.
The purpose of virtual reality is to allow one person (or several) to live an immersion experience or not, that is to say to carry out a sensorimotor and cognitive activity in a digitally created world, which can be imaginary, symbolic or a simulation of certain aspects of the real world.
VR for medicine
Medical personnel are able to take training through virtual reality to expose themselves to a wider variety of injuries. A study was conducted on sixteen medical residents, eight of whom performed laparoscopic cholecystectomies in virtual reality. The latter observed a 29% improvement in speed for a gallbladder removal operation compared to the control group. By increasing the commercial availability of certified training programs to improve basic skills in a virtual environment, students can become familiar with the skills required in a corrective and repetitive environment. Virtual reality has also been shown to be helpful in helping students become familiar with non-specific skills in a particular procedure.
VR for the army
Virtual reality has a crucial role in combat training for military personnel. It allows young recruits to train in a secure environment and to control their reactions to different combat situations. An immersive virtual reality that uses a virtual reality helmet, data combos, data glove, as well as virtual weapons are used for combat training. This configuration allows a significant reduction of the reset of the scenario to the initial state. The totally immersive training environment allows soldiers to be trained across a wide variety of terrains, situations and scenarios.
VR for ME!
I'm browsing VR headsets on Amazon right now.I find all this VR stuff pretty cool but I don't know much about it yet. Here are some of the posts I've been reading to learn more about VR. Please comment any interesting articles you find online below in the comments section of this article so I can check them out!!
VR is changing the world - https://thetab.com/uk/aberdeen/how-vr-is-transforming-the-world
Rise of VR bars in Las Vegas - https://mytrendingstories.com/article/the-rise-of-vr-bars-in-las-vegas/
The viewer becomes an eyewitness - https://sarahvr.webgarden.com/virtual-reality/vr-the-viewer-becomes-an
Using VR for job interviews - https://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00106709-the-efficacy-of-using-virtual-reality-for-job-interviews.html
Eigenschappen van virtual reality - http://eigenschappen-van.nl/eigenschappen-van-virtual-reality/
How VR technology could transform modern life - https://article.wn.com/view/WNATb6589e1e1b3cae686e27bfbf819e20da/
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