Virtual Reality is the latest revolution in the technology sector that superimposes Virtual Reality (VR) over the real world environment. The current Virtual Reality applications deals with live computer-generated imagery that is enhanced using various computer software applications. For instance, a man may wear transparent glasses or view a screen outfitted with a camera where they can see the real-world environment as well as virtually created computer-generated imagery.
Kinds of Virtual Reality displays
In today’s world, Virtual Reality applications use three kinds of displays. They are:
1. Ideally Handheld devices like smartphones such as iPhone and android phone.
2. Head mounted display that may be worn on the head or affixed to a helmet. Some of the examples are HUD (heads up display) helmets worn by fighter jet pilots and the prototype of Google Project Glass.
3. Spatial display that ideally uses projectors to show computer-generated imagery onto a specific surface.
Top Virtual Reality application areas
VR has evolved so much that now it has been put into use in a wide field of applications. Ranging from gaming sector to contemporary warfare, Virtual Reality plays a critical part in enhancing viewing experience or assisting the user. Let us go through some of the applications has been implemented.
• Airforce – in the air force, fighter pilots uses HMD (Head Mounted Display) VR technology that can display various data such as jet speed, altitude, horizon line, etc. right on their helmet’s visor. The pilot doesn’t even have to look at the various instruments on the jet’s dashboard. That’s why it is also referred as HUD (Heads up Display). This can help them to concentrate on the battlefield and plan their strategy accordingly.
• Education – you can find a lot of mobile applications developed which will offer outline, data, and characters from their historical monuments. The consumer very simply has to point their cellular phone at the monument and each the data and details will probably undoubtedly be exhibited on their own cellular cell phone display screen.
• Navigation – navigation is the most suitable application for VR technology. Combined with GPS, VR can make it easy for the user to navigate from point A to point B. Currently, Android app Wikitude uses this technology. Furthermore, some car manufacturers are also trying to use this technology for their windscreen. Their aim is to assist the driver to find the route by displaying the route information right onto the car’s windscreen.
Apart from above, there are several other applications where VR technology is used such as medical, gaming, advertising, entertainment, adult industry and much more. However, this cuting edge technology is still evolving and who knows how far it will get enhanced.