Virtual Reality is placing a person (or anything that can see – VR simulations for cows have been developed in Russia), into a virtual world, transporting them to a replica of a virtually captured real-world location, or a bespoke designed environment.
Virtual Reality is not only for entertainment and games, but is becoming widely adopted for realistic training and simulation. It is vastly cheaper (and safer!) to train users in VR than it is either on location, or with dangerous equipment.
Previously, we’ve worked with Liverpool John Moores University, and Birmingham City University to create a VR training simulation for Radiotherapy Nurses to interact with patients, to help increase staff retention.
You do not need an expensive headset. With the advances of web technologies, WebVR is a viable, and flexible alternative to a dedicated VR Application placed on a headset.