virtual reality applications

Virtual reality (VR) is a simulated experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world. Applications of virtual reality can include entertainment (i.e. video games) and educational purposes (i.e. medical or military training).

VR research titles
design of low cost Virtual Reality Classroom
development of virtual flight simulator for military
5G Technology for Virtual Reality in Education
smart glass VR





VR in Military. The military in the UK and the US have both adopted the use of virtual reality in their training as it allows them to undertake a huge range of simulations.
VR in Sport. VR in Mental Health. VR in Medical Training. VR in Education. VR in Fashion.

Virtual Reality creates an artificial environment with software. The artificial environment gets presented to the audiences in a way which encourages them to accept and believe it as a real environment. VR technology creates primary experience focusing on two senses, i.e., vision and sound.

Virtual reality (VR) makes use of computer technology to create interactive virtual experiences viewed through a headset. Users are placed ‘inside’ a simulated world potentially giving a greater sense of immersion than is experienced through a ‘traditional’ flat screen.

Virtual reality change the way interaction with computers are made and it has the potential of being the most powerful experience delivering media, as it is connected with the concept of reality. The promise of virtual reality has captured our imagination; networks will render it accessible.

Application of VR

The most common use of VR in the military is that of training by simulation . The use of vehicle simulators is well-known in the field, as it proves to be safer and, although expensive to install, more cost-effective than real training. Flight simulation is done by either providing the user sets of computer monitors to resemble a airplane view, or actually inserting the user in an simulation cockpit

The addition of VR devices are becoming more common throughout the years. The major video-gaming companies of today have already entered in the motion control market. Movie theaters and televisions have stereoscopic technologies as well. And smartphones are capable of giving haptic feedback to users.


The Virtual City

Imagine a virtual city complete with private spaces or domiciles, parks, stores, entertainment centers. As much as a grand social experiment, it also is a far reaching graphical user interface (GUI) for electronic home shopping and entertainment.

Recently we have seen a shift of focus in using the Internet from often inappropriate human- computer interactivity to human-human interaction, based on collaborative learning concepts like learner autonomy and tandem learning. The renewed discussion of interface

Virtual reality applications in the UKs construction industry
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A survey has been conducted to investigate the use of Virtual Reality and its applications within the construction industry in the UK. It surveyed the general perception of the new technology and its potential in improving design and construction processes as seen by

Virtual reality applications in Australian minerals industry
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Ten steps to developing virtual reality applications for engineering education
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Work has been conducted in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan for several years to develop a series of virtual reality (VR) based computer modules for use in undergraduate engineering education. The goals of this work have been

Distributed virtual reality : Applications for education, entertainment and industry
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This tutorial aims to present new trends, methods and applications related with the interaction of agents and objects present in a Virtual Reality (VR) Environment. In the first part of this tutorial we will discuss about the introduction of interaction based on physics

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Virtual reality applications for patients with schizophrenia
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Development of virtual reality applications for the construction industry using the Oculus RiftTM head mounted display
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