Virtual Reality (VR) is the term used to describe a three-dimensional, computer-generated environment that can be explored and interacted with. Special goggles, also called VR headsets, are placed over the eyes and fully immerse you in the virtual environment, creating a realistic experience in the simulation. The environment can be interacted with using either hand controllers, gloves with sensors, or the VR headset itself. VR can teleport you anywhere, helping you learn about different places and ideas by experiencing them as if you were actually there.
The software creates virtual worlds that are seen and experienced by users who wear a VR headset. As you look around with the VR headset over your eyes, the virtual world moves as it would in the real world. These simulated graphics, combined with sound from the VR headset, trick our brain into believing that we are actually in the virtual world. This illusion can be very powerful after spending just a few minutes in VR.
According to different market studies, Virtual Reality is tossed to grow exponentially in five years to come. Moreover, these immersive technologies are poised to transform entertainment and to dramatically affect industries as diverse as healthcare, tourism, sports, education, and manufacturing. In fact, NASA is using the technologies to train astronauts.