Virtual reality (VR) has dominated tech headlines in recent years with its ability to immerse its users in a virtual, world. Gaming is one of the more well-known uses for VR but it has much more potential and benefits. Here are some ways VR technology helps us today:
Training US Soldiers
The US military has adopted virtual reality in their training. It allows them to use a large range of simulations. VR can put a trainee in a number of different situations, places, and environments so the military is using it for flight simulations, battlefield simulations, medic training, vehicle simulation and virtual boot camp, among many other things.
VR is revolutionizing the sports industry for both players and viewers. It’s used as a training aid in many sports and to help measure athletic performance and analyze technique. This video goes in depth to see how it helps to train football players.
VR has become a primary method for treating post-traumatic stress. Using VR exposure therapy, a person enters a re-enactment of a traumatic event. VR is used to treat anxiety, phobias, and depression. VR provides a safe environment for people to overcome their fears.
Medical and dental students use VR to practice surgeries and procedures, allowing for a consequence-free learning environment. VR lets students develop skills which they can use later in the real world. For the sake of our viewers, we have a video of people using VR for CPR simulations.
Virtual reality has been adopted in education for teaching and learning situations. Students are able to interact with each other and within a 3D environment. Students can also be taken on virtual field trips, for example, to museums, taking tours of the solar system and going back in time to different eras. With an education system sometimes failing to grab children’s attention, VR helps encourage and interact with them in a positive way.
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