7 Ways How Virtual Reality Is Reshaping The Future
You may quite aware of the term “Virtual Reality” but you might don’t know what exactly it is and how it is connected to us. Well, you will find the answer in this article. Virtual Reality offers you an interactive and immersive 3D computer generated world that you can explore and feel you really are there, both mentally and physically. To experience VR, all you need is Virtual Reality kit and software on your computer. Believe it or not, Virtual Reality is the future as Mark Zuckerberg said – “Virtual reality was once the dream of science fiction. But the internet was also once a dream, and so were computers and smartphones. The future is coming.”
Today, the applications of virtual reality are not limited to play games and watch movies. This technology has changed the way we view and interact with the real world. Virtual Reality has spread its wing in the industrial, manufacturing, training, defense and education sectors as well. VizExperts, a Virtual Reality company, in collaboration with HTC provides integrated and customized Virtual Reality solutions.
Below we are showing how virtual reality is gradually making its space in the big industries and helping them to achieve their objective in a most effective way. The implementation of virtual reality in the organisation helps in business growth. How the big industries are using this immersive technology. Let’s find out.
Earlier, aerospace industry was facing a major challenge to train new pilots. Much of the training previously undertaken in aircraft is now conducted in flight simulators. Virtual reality enables flight simulation to provide very effective flight crew training. ISRO, DRDO, ADA are now conducting simulated flight training programme in a virtual cockpit to train the new pilots. Virtual reality offers major advantages in designing and developing aircraft systems to analyse the design and to verify system performance prior to airborne trails. Virtual Reality provides 360-degree video and also allows the user to interact with the content at the same time. Ground staff training, faulty part detection, engine assembling, all can be done via virtual reality technology. Users will be able to view and experience what the actual design will look like before it gets build.
Education is the base for a thriving society that is why still today knowledge transfer is a top priority. It has been proven that virtual reality-based learning increases learner attention level by 100% and improves the skill by over 30%. Virtual Reality allows to learn faster, remember longer and decide better. With the experience of over 13 years in VR domain, VizExperts has introduced the applications of VR to the top Indian IITs technical institutes and around the world. Virtual reality is a powerful learning tool by which the students can learn by seeing the actual 360° video presentations whether it is a biological, movement of molecules, atoms, solar system.
The real game changer for the automotive industry is virtual reality. VR enables dealers to showcase models conveniently wherever the customer wants – in a boutique shop, or shopping centres, in customers’ living rooms, or at work. And there are no constraints; entire model line-ups can be shown – past, present and future with an infinite number of optional configurations. But Virtual Reality is not just a useful tool for automobile dealers, it is being used further back in the pipeline. Maruti Suzuki has been using it with designers and engineers to enhance the creative process. Whilst Toyota has found an entirely different use for VR, demonstrating the casualties of distracted and reckless driving. The possibilities really are endless and it’s just a matter of time before creating and ordering our virtual dream car over launch time to have it delivered to our doorstep is the norm.
Defence and Military Industry
Virtual Reality allows military officials to conduct a huge range of simulations within the allocated budget, massively reducing training costs. With its capability, a trainee can be put in any number of different places, environments and situations. Virtual Reality is vastly used to build skills, teach awareness and life saving valuable experiences when tough situations arise in real life. Trainees could use VR to gain an awareness of the sensation, disorientation of jumping from an aircraft, to experience a parachute jump without the associated real-world flight costs.
The trainees can place themselves in submarines, tanks, fighter jets, or armoured vehicles to experience the cramped and claustrophobic conditions, patrolled through a hostile environment or placed in the middle of an active battlefield or learning how to locate soldiers. With the VR, the user can experience new activities and environments such as a jungle boat incursion, or an artic mission, provides valuable context and locational awareness of situations just sitting at home that are hard to replicate without significant cost. Skills such as navigation, teamwork, survival in difficult situations can be achieved with striking realism. No other technology can provide this level of experience and engagement in the same immersive way as virtual reality.
Civil and Architecture Industry
Virtual Reality technology could be applied in 3D modelling and development of the architecture design related to the construction process. The virtual 3D models created to support the rehabilitation design emerge as an important tool for the monitoring of defects in structure and to assist the decisions based on the visual analysis of the alternative solutions. In civil engineering, 3D models are designed to help the management of lighting systems in building allowing the visual simulation of the physical progression of each type of work and also assist in the learning of necessary equipment needed and how it functions on site.
Virtual Reality in architectural engineering provides 3D modelling tools and visualisation techniques as part of the design process. Enabling people to view their projects in 3D, and allows a greater understanding of how it looks, or avoid potential risks, provide facility to spot any flaws, prior to execution. With regular review at various stages to check for faults, structural weaknesses, and other design issues, virtual reality can assist throughout the entire design process – from the initial stage to final build, implementation and operation. The introduction of CAD and VR techniques in school is helpful to students in order to prepare them to consider VR as an important working tool, later in their professional practice.
Naval and Ship Designing
With great potential and capability, it’s unsurprising that virtual reality has such an impact on our lives. No longer just a tool to play games and watch movies, this exciting piece of technology has started to enhance, influence the possibilities in ship design and construction. Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) design and assemble the naval and cargo ships by using VR prototype models and softwares. VR models help them to operate, design and interact with the ship’s machinery components in a 3D immersive environment. Using VR, the user can convert complete 3D ship models into a gaming platform means the client can walk through their future vessel and experience the functionality of the design. They don’t require high-end computers, dedicated software- just any gaming console in combination with a virtual reality headset.
Virtual Reality has been proved as a game changer for the entertainment and movie industry. Whereas this industry is associated with the immersion and bringing impossible to life; thus making us forget about the reality. VR offers exactly the same with a massive technology additional features, simulating the environment and graphic content that completely takes you to a different world. The immersive era of VR technology has been brought in by the devices VR headsets but the key enablers of this technology are the game engines and GPU. VizExperts has been working for over 13 years in the game engines and GPU and for movie makers and storytellers, this is an incredibly powerful and affordable medium to reach out to the audience effectively.
As the movie theatre already carry an immersive environment around them, making the audience to get lost in a different world. The first step was introducing 3D immersive movie theatre which allows the audience to actively and physically experience the environment from the screen. Now, In a 3D movie, 3D visual effects are combined with special simulations like chair movements including vibrations, tilts, hydraulics, wind effect, water mist, wave motions, or movements to any direction, feet and back ticklers. In this immersive VR world, you can go through the veil of time, experience the terror confrontation with the devils, experience the intimate contact with the monsters, and overfly mountains and valleys, feeling the speed and passion.
The use of virtual reality is growing fast in different fields, and in five to ten years it will be an integral part of people’s lives. We are already seeing these developments within the consumer markets. In modern-day shopping, people want to walk around a real size, 3D set-up, and interact with objects. Likewise, when buying a car, it is easy to view the design, configuration and different variant of cars with VR. These same technologies would become available in our day-to-day activities, and VizExperts combine these modern technologies with the skills and introduce them to real world operations.