Virtual Reality (VR) has become quite the hype the past few years. This is due to popular hardware such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Because of this we are seeing more and more productions using this technology. Apart from applications in gaming we are also realising the potential for simulation and training with serious games. As a result, VR allows us to experience and interact with realistic and fictional worlds while in a safe environment.
Because of the potential to measure and review the exact performance of the user, it holds a high amount of potential for a wide variety of professional applications. Whether you are visualising your latest product, imagining the end-result of your construction project, or envisioning your new work environment, our experts can help you achieve the ultimate VR presentation.
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What is VR?
The definition of VR comes from the combination of the words “Virtual” and “Reality”. Virtual refers to ‘computer generated’ and Reality is used to describe what we experience around us. As a result of combining these two words you get a computer generated reality that can be experienced in full immersion. This virtual reality can often feel very lifelike for users. We use VR to escape into an alternate reality which is different from the world around us. The virtual world provides the feeling of being present in the physical world being displayed right before you.
How does VR work?
VR uses computing devices such as pc and mobile devices to simulate an alternate reality. A VR device consists of several high-quality displays that are close to the eyes. There are also two adjustable lenses within the device. The combination of these two allow for high quality and crystal clear images.
VR devices project high-quality images directly through the lenses into the eyes of the users. As a result of these high-quality displays projecting close to the eye, a clear image is displayed to the user. Enhancing the feeling of being present in the virtual world as well as reducing the chance of nausea.
Rather than having static images, the VR devices use tracking to display the images correctly to the user. While most devices use head tracking, there are other devices that provide additional positional tracking. As a result of the positional tracking it is possible to move within the real world and simultaneously move within the Virtual world as well. Allowing to walk within a confined space and interacting with objects using the provided controllers.
This head mounted display has an enormous computing power. It requires no additional hardware so you are free to roam around. Clear and vivid images will look lifelike as you walk through your environment!
Another example is the HTC Vive complete package. This device provides a full room size experience with full 3d movement tracking of the user. The headset connects to the computer and the set has 2 input devices that can be used as an extension of the hands. Interaction with these devices feels very convincing as you can realistically pickup objects within the virtual world.
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