Virtual Reality (VR)

What Is Virtual Reality (VR)?

Virtual reality (VR) technology creates an artificial, immersive environment simulating a realistic or fantastical world.

It offers a range of applications across entertainment, sales, education, and training.

To experience virtual reality, users typically wear a virtual reality headset.

Companies like Oculus and Sony develop these headsets to incorporate various technologies to enhance the feeling of being immersed in a virtual world.

Virtual Reality (VR)

Virtual Reality (VR) Headset

Enhancing Virtual Reality

Special lenses in the headset provide depth and dimension, even when viewing the content is two-dimensional.

Cameras or sensors on the outside track the user’s movements and gestures, while handheld controllers enable interaction within the virtual environment.

In VR, the display is split between the user’s eyes to create a stereoscopic 3D effect complemented by spatial audio.

Together with input tracking technologies, these elements work together to create an immersive and believable experience.

It’s worth noting that some VR headsets have built-in computers capable of running software, while others require connection to a separate computer for more demanding and complex VR applications.