Thinking of virtual reality most of our minds readily turns to the immersive gaming experience, right? But, silently it crept into other industries and added tremendous value. With the effectiveness of VR getting appreciated across so many fields, experts are not illogical in declaring that 2016 as the breakthrough year for this new horizon of technology.
Let us have a look at 8 different industries that are going to get a huge boost from the use of virtual reality.
#1. Real Estate
Yes, VR gadgets and apps are facilitating a remote view of properties to the minutest lifelike details. Without troubling to view a property the buyer can see it from the comfort of his home thanks to VR. With a 360-degree camera, a panoramic video can be produced to deliver an all-encompassing experience of the property from outside and inside.
For ensuring optimum precision in car manufacturing VR technology is being used by automakers now. Car makers are using virtual reality to make the draft design before coming with the actual prototype.
#3. Education and Training
VR is facilitating easier display of objects and interactions in lab environments VR is actually offering an environment of the real site to explore minute details and things at a deeper level. VR coupled up with 3D video is all set to deliver real life situation for training in lab and classroom.
VR at present is being used by psychiatric practitioners for cognitive therapy required in certain cases. There are some recent findings that confirm the claim about the effectiveness of VR in treating patients. A Medical journal named Frontiers in Neuroscience recently shown the huge impact of virtual reality in curing the phantom limb pain in certain patients.
Do you know U.S. Army the uncontested military superpower uses VR for training commandos in a simulated environment? Well, VR is increasingly becoming popular in military training facilities to train soldiers and troops to deal with adverse conditions.
There is nothing like a practice in a crowded match environment? Well, future sportsmen can always practice their game skills and show their stamina in a lifelike match situation created by VR technology. Some individual sports and athletic disciplines already incorporated VR in their training.
What about getting an environment of steep hill-climb or a sea beach with windy environment right inside your gym? Well, thanks to VR it is soon going to be a reality. A gym situated atop 14th floor in downtown Hong Kong just introduced this. The trend also helped to come with a coinage called Immersive Fitness.
After the introduction of an array of new technologies, fashion is now considering VR seriously. With VR you can have a virtual fashion store to make your choice and order online. There will be virtual 3D avatars to let your design aspiration come true and finally there will be a virtual fashion show to showcase the latest fashion trends and creations right on your digital device.
No, do not consider this a mistake that we skipped mentioning tourism as a potential industry to utilize VR in the time to come. Though nobody would like to compromise the real life scuba driving or trekking experience with VR environment, for some extremely homesick people this can hold some promise. At least, we hope so!