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.
Experience the Excitement of the Live Olympics Anywhere in the World
Virtual reality is on the way to let you watch the Olympic events at home and yet experience the thrill and excitement of watching it as if you are in the Olympic stadium.
For the upcoming Rio Olympics in August this year, the very first virtual reality programming of the event is going to be tested, and the users of Samsung Gera VR headsets and Samsung Galaxy smartphones who have downloaded the NBC Sports app will be able to experience this first-hand.
We can only wait with bated breath and see how it turns out.
You Will Soon Be Carrying Your Virtual Reality in a Backpack
The only major problem with the virtual reality headsets is that they are wired. 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.
Taking this problem into consideration, The Void, a firm in Utah, put forward the brilliant idea of creating a backpack Virtual Reality. Now many other companies, such as Zero Latency, have jumped on the bandwagon and are trying to create a viable solution to creating a backpack 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!
Enjoy Streaming Netflix on the Airplane – In Virtual Reality!
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 reinvent the entertainment in an airplane, and aiming to introduce the streaming of Netflix in their aircrafts. 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 aircrafts that allows connectivity, and to allow for passengers to bring their own virtual reality devices and enjoy their ride.
Moving on from Games – 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.