Virtual Reality; A digital transformation

First of all,  what is a virtual reality? Virtual reality is a computer-generated simulation of 3-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using electronic devices. Here is a list of some applications that can be seen

Virtual Tourism

Virtual tourism is one of the most common uses of virtual reality. Demo of tourist places, museum, monuments, and many other places is something that gives enthralling experience to people.

Crime scene reconstruction

With the help of virtual reality now we can be at different places at the same time. This is perfect for crime scenes because it can help find and analyze something that was missed earlier. Scenes can be photographed in 360 with advanced cameras and a series of events can be reconstructed at a later stage. The investigator will be able to put on a simple set of VR glasses and look around to discover more clues.

Advanced Healthcare

CT scans can pinpoint anomalies with great accuracy. The problem is, doctors have to view these scans on flat screens and prints. With VR, doctors can see scans in much greater detail and manipulate them in 3D space at will.

This will mean a faster and better diagnosis. Other applications in medicine include remote surgical tools, risk-free training of health care professionals and in some cases, even treatment of patients.


This is one area where VR has been used since the 1990’s. However, 2016 is pegged as the year when VR gaming might actually take off. There are so many games already available for different VR platforms.

A number of developers including Valve and Sony have announced support for VR and are set to announce dedicated games. Improvements to smartphone displays and processing have also opened up the way for smartphone connected VR headsets for gaming.

Military Training

What makes the perfect soldier? It’s training -as much as possible. VR can supplement the actual training, putting soldiers in a safe environment while simulating all possible situations and enemies. This is currently being done with flight simulation and battlefield simulation. Advanced moving VR rigs can also place soldiers on moving platforms for the better simulation.

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