Virtual Reality is somehow different from augmented reality and it is required to understand them because of the rapid morphing technologies. VR makes a person to feel as if he or she is actually having an interaction with the 3-D world by recreating the original setting. On the other hand AR is a direct interaction with the real life objects with the help of computer related equipment by overlaying the real life elements. In short, we can say that both are the same side of a coin that are creating such environment which make users to feel an entirely new experience.
When we explore the history of this amazing technique, we can find that even before the mid of twenty century, a few brains had created three dimension images. Morton Heilig had created a technology Sensorama where the user has to sit in a theatre cabinet. He uses the four senses including touch, sight, sound, and odor to create a complete existent setting. We can say that first virtual head mounted device was known as headlight and generated in 1960s. Aspen Movie Map had also revolutionized the world of virtual simulation during the year 1978. The 21st century was an era when virtual reality sets are introduced to the users worldwide and also available in affordable prices.
How this amazing virtual reality is helpful for the people of real world? The question comes in everyone mind who is concerned about potential future of this technique. The health sector will be the first one that gets the maximum benefits of virtual reality. It will enable a surgeon to do virtual surgery on a patient to see what’s inside the body. It will help medical experts to diagnose the human body in an accurate way as compared to x-ray and ultrasound methods. It will also be helpful for those suffering from disability or other genetic diseases. In field of education, many schools and universities are now using VR based techniques to help their students in a better understanding of different concepts. Video gaming sector is also based on VR so that people can have a better entertainment while playing the games. Sports, arts, architectures, movies, media, and countless other industries are adopting this exciting discovery.
Now it is easy to have a high end experience because the VR devices are available in market on a low and affordable prices. So many consumers all around the globe are adopting it to experience the reality while sitting in premises of their homes.
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