The future of virtual reality

If we talk about some of the most amazing and talked about technological revolutions of this era, virtual reality takes an important place in the conversation. This is because virtual reality taps into the child in us that has always wanted to experience fantasy in real life.

The new TV experience

For the 2016 Rio Olympics, the very first virtual reality programming of the event was tested, which allowed users of Samsung Gera VR headsets and Samsung Galaxy smartphones to experience the event first-hand through the NBC Sports app. Users were able to watch the Olympic events at home and yet experience both the thrill and excitement of watching it as if they were there at the Olympic stadium.

Roaming free with virtual reality

One of the major barriers for virtual reality is the wired headsets. Wireless VR headsets are unreliable and create latency, which is unacceptable for a virtual reality experience since the delay of even a few milliseconds can cause nausea and disorientation. Wired VR headsets are reliable and robust, but they cannot be carried around with ease.

There are two options if you want to eliminate the pesky cable: a wireless adapter or a backpack. Taking this problem into consideration, The Void, a firm in Utah, put forward the brilliant idea of creating a backpack Virtual Reality and many other companies, such as Zero Latency, have jumped on the bandwagon to create a viable that carries a battery to power the VR headset on the go. They have ensured that they weigh as little as possible, so that users can experience virtual reality wherever and whenever they want to!

Flying in a virtual world

Have you ever been annoyed by being forced to watch the low-quality movies at the back of the airplane seats to alleviate boredom? Well, those days seem to be over. It seems that the airline companies are looking forward to reinventing the entertainment in an airplane, and aiming to introduce the streaming of Netflix in their aircraft’s. This technology has already been tested by Qantas, an Australian airline, and companies have started working on virtual reality applications that are specific for a plane ride. This is great news for both Netflix and virtual reality lovers all around the world, and it is exciting to see huge measures being taken by the airline and virtual reality companies to make this a reality.

The rapidly changing trend of increased connectivity and demand for quality entertainment has made the companies think about providing infrastructure for aircraft’s that allows connectivity, and to allow for passengers to bring their own virtual reality devices and enjoy their ride.

Virtual reality for technical safety

It is important for industries to implement the lockout-tagout (LOTO) safety procedures in order to ensure that all the dangerous equipment is properly shut off and the maintenance can commence without any issues. Training for the proper procedure is dangerous in itself, and a new development in the use of virtual reality by Systran shows that virtual reality can be used to train employees in safety training. Systran’s LOTO EXP Virtual Experience Trainer uses a PC as a platform to let new learners to practice the LOTO protocol in safe conditions. This way, the trainees can remain safe in a controlled environment, while learning to properly implement the protocol.

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