Virtual reality has many applications in different industries, and industries that could gain more from virtual reality are far and wide, yet only a few have truly taken advantage of such technology. VR is capable of bringing people to places where it’s inconvenient to do so. Imagine being 10,000 leagues under the sea, or across the world at the Stonehenge. How about exploring a building which has yet come to existence?

Education

What education lacks from when students spend most of their hours in school in a classroom is experience. They spend hours in front of books and lectures, yet all they see are pictures and flat image videos which doesn’t fully prepare them for what real life has to offer. Virtual reality has a strong advantage for education, especially for younger kids where they have yet to learn to enjoy how to study. VR provides students the ability to involve all their senses while not being bound by distance or time. Viveport Education enables virtual reality in the classroom, and provides a platform for high-quality educational VR content.

This leads to educators having the full engagement of their classroom therefore improving the learning experience. Students who aren’t physically able to attend classes can be given the opportunity to join virtual classrooms and interact with classmates and educators in a safe environment. Furthermore, educators now have an additional platform to connect with each other to share their experiences and techniques without the need to be physically present.

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Architecture & Interior Design

An interior designers job could said to be telling a story to their clients on how their interior could be transformed. Although storyboards and examples could be shown, the final product could be different than what’s expected. But with virtual reality designers can now better present their vision to their clients. Effectively placing home and building owners into a virtual representation of their to-be transformed interior or exterior. This not only improves the storytelling that designers can provide, but also helps clients have a more realistic view of the changes that could be done.

If you include interior design, then you would most definitely think of architecture when it comes to virtual reality. Being able to create virtual property will not only help the real estate industry but also architecture as well. Designers will be able to recreate the conditions of where the project would be even with realistic simulations of light. With the ability to create showrooms in a virtual space, developers can forego physical showrooms and increases savings.

This not only can improve efficiency and workflow, but also help clients make better decisions that’ll keep both sides satisfied. With the right tools, one could seamlessly create, edit, and explore 2D and 3D spaces in true-to-life scale. Transporting both designers and clients into their designs and gain a sense of scales not possible through traditional methods. Along with the HTC VIVE’s room-scale technology, you have the freedom to walk around and explore while making changes after getting the full feel of the design.

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Gaming

When you think of virtual reality the first thought that usually comes to a person’s mind is gaming, and gaming has been one of the driving forces for the development of virtual reality. The HTC VIVE has created a virtual reality experience like never before with its room-scale technology, allowing gamers to experience the worlds of games like never before. Not only can you be a hero, you can feel like you’re the hero, once you’ve put the VIVE headset on. Travel to unknown worlds in the comfort of your home, while challenging humans, monsters, demons and anything developers can throw at you from the comfort of your home.

There’s a wide variety of games already developed and are readily available for the HTC VIVE, and can be found easily over the internet. HTC’s Viveport app store allows users to explore, create, connect, and experience VR content from all over the world. The HTC VIVE is engaging and fun, and gives you a reason to get off the couch and move around, promoting gamers of all ages to be more active not just mentally but also physically. Whether you’re a hardcore gamer or a family of gamers, VR gaming will bring joy into your home, while giving an immersive experience that can only be beat by the real thing.

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Medical

Would you be surprised if someone said that VR can be used for medical purposes? Much to the surprise of many, the medical industry stands to profit from the development of virtual reality, and there have been initiatives applying virtual reality for medical purposes. As virtual reality is capable to bring a person into a simulated world, this also serves as a safe environment for people to interact with. Those with mental health issues may not feel safe to face the public, so in turn VR allows them to be able to have a sense of safety and have a controlled environment where they can escape when needed.

Not only that, there has been use of VR for training purposes by using a 360cam to record the proceedings of doctors addressing medical complications. Using the HTC Vive the user can be placed into the simulated environment and watch as though they were there. Trainers can then ask the person to respond to the situation. With the connection of VR to the internet, it can also work as a platform for those around the world to receive training from each other without the barrier of difference.

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