Applications of VR Training in Different Fields
Medicine, culture, education, industry, and architecture are some of the areas that have already taken advantage of this technology. From performing an experiment in school to performing open-heart surgery, VR allows us to cross boundaries that would otherwise be unimaginable. Some of the examples of its application are-
VR in Sports
Across a range of sports, it’s used as a training aid to help measure athletic performance and analyze techniques to maximize performance. It used across games like athletics, cycling, skiing, golf, soccer, basketball and many more. Past game performances can be viewed in VR and improvements can be planned accordingly.
VR in Medical Training
It is used in medical training to practice surgeries and procedures, allowing for a consequence-free learning environment. VR is used to create environments like an open-heart surgery, helping physicians feel life as elderly, real medical conferences, speeding up physical therapy and so on. Overall, VR makes healthcare more pleasant.
VR in Education
VR is used in teaching and learning solutions to create virtual environments like a visit to a museum, a study field, a geographical location like the solar system, etc., to feel the 3D environment. VR can also be used in eLearning solutions like virtual classrooms in online courses. VR has the power to engage and inspire students in a unique and powerful way.
VR in Mental Health
VR can be used for treating phobias, anxieties, and depression. It can create environments in which the patient comes into contact with fear or anxiety, while the technology keeps the patient in a safe and controlled environment. Virtual reality exposure therapy is used in therapeutic treatment in mental health.
VR in Industry
Virtual reality in training is used in the automotive industry trainings to get a look and feel of the vehicle before making expensive prototypes that involve a lot of investment of time and money. It is also used to give mechanics the training on assemblies before starting the actual assembly process. Design engineers can check for any production errors and redo the designing if need be. VR helps making processes error-free to a great extent.
VR in Retail
VR is overall changing the online shopping experience. VR can provide opportunities like viewing the product and trying the product that we do at a physical store before buying a product. It is used to plan, design, research and helps accomplish customer’s changing wants and needs and enhances customer experience.