We’ve long realized using virtual reality in healthcare training has positive benefits over traditional methods. Taking experienced professionals away from treating patients in order to train students is expensive and impacts on patient care. The alternatives of learning from text-books and watching videos don’t offer the hands-on experience needed to hone psychomotor skills.
Virtual Reality (VR) technology has grown by leaps and bounds in just the last decade.
Experiencing VR used to only be possible with high-end computers and oversized (as well as expensive and overcomplicated) pieces of VR interfacing technology, and today it’s possible to step into an even more detailed and hyperrealistic VR world with nothing more than your smartphone and a Bluetooth enabled headset. Also, with Oculus Go there now is an all-in-one virtual reality headset that allows you to dive into the VR world everywhere with no phone to drop in or PC to connect to.
Image you put a lot of passion into creating your own Virtual Reality Project – wouldn’t you want a lot of people to see it and interact with it?
For his master thesis, Julian Leupold created an interactive 360° documentation on extreme athletes based on the VRdirect platform. However, he didn't want his short movie to be a university project only but share it with the world.
For the second time ever, the official Global Virtual Reality Day takes place on November 17th to celebrate the worldwide enthusiasm for this new technology.
Virtual Reality (VR) has come a long way in just the last few decades. It wasn’t all that long ago that VR existed purely in the realm of science fiction. Star Trek, Star Wars, and Tron helped to usher in a new era of excitement about Virtual Reality. However, the technology of the time just wasn’t there to push hardware over the goal line and make these dreamy digital worlds a reality.