While many corporations are betting on VR, Microsoft is betting on
AR with Hololens. Nevertheless, time will show which technology or
platform will be more popular for gaming, but it’s for sure that both
VR and AR will go way beyond gaming…
Gaming is entering a new era in 2016,
and the gaming experience is about
to change forever with Virtual Reality
(VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).
The expectations are huge from Facebook’s $2
billion acquisition Oculus Rift and Sony’s VR
Playstation as they have already started to build
their own ecosystem and app stores.
3. 2 Entertainment
A new revolution is coming soon for the Entertainment
industry with the use of VR for Movies, Porn, and Live
Events such as sports or concerts. These areas of use
will be the catalyst for VR technology to reach mass
users outside the gaming community.
With a VR headset, you can take a part
in a movie or become a part of an
audience in a live event.
Imagine being a few feet away from
your favorite movie, sports or rock stars.
4. Architecture & Real-estate3
The walk-through of a 3D model can be embedded in a
website or in an app. A virtual concept will not only be
used in the design process, but also for promoting a real-
estate development even before the construction starts.
Virtual modeling of new
properties will be a huge
value-add for architectural
design and real-estate
5. 4 Education
Students will be able to visit historical venues,
or experience great works of art from anywhere
in the world. They may also interact with other
students and instructors in virtual spaces.
Virtual reality and augmented reality
will both add in experience-based
learning, as our kids will be able to
learn and practice new skills in
6. 5 Travel, Hospitality and Leisure
Virtual visits before a booking will probably be
available on all the hotel and travel booking sites
as a cost effective -try before you buy- service.
Some hotel chains are already betting on
innovative customer experiences using VR with
the hope of increasing motivations to travel.
VR enables travel, hospitality and
leisure companies to offer their
potential guests teleporting
experiences to their destinations
with the closest experience to
actually being at these locations.
7. 6 Military
US Military has already been
using VR for training purposes.
VR & AR applications will also
enable militaries to build and
train on the models of target
landscapes for new operations.
The use of VR / AR technologies in engineering is
currently limited to show cases in industrial events.
But in the near future, these technologies might facilitate
brilliant new methods for testing in Engineering.
VR will be a cost effective -try before you
buy- service also for marketing in automotive,
whereas AR may become a useful tool for
services and training in automotive.
Potential buyers will be able to
experience a car’s interior and
performance during a virtual drive.
10. 9 Health
VR will become an inevitable
method for surgical training and also
open a new era in diagnosis as
doctors will be able to step inside a
3D image for diagnosing a disease.
Virtual simulators in health are already being used by few
innovative companies such as ImmersiveTouch and
Medical Realities in surgical training, and by Psious and
Bravemind for treating traumatic stress or psychological
anxieties such as claustrophobia, fears related to flying or
social activities like job interviews or dating.
11. 10 Fitness
Internet cafes of the future may
turn into new tech fitness
centers using VR equipment.
VR might keep you fit not only
during an active game play but
also on a VR bike at your gym.
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