How did the virtual reality work?
Currently, virtual reality is defined as an experience intended to immerse the user in a virtual world. More commonly, virtual reality is defined as taking the relationship with the physical world to a new level.
To understand how did the virtual reality work and to have such an experience, it is useful to understand a few key points.
- The virtual world is presented in the form of content that the user encounters. This virtual content can be unique to the user or something that can be shared with others. It is believed that content is not always visual; the virtual world can be created using other senses such as hearing. After all, in virtual reality it is important to be able to interact with the content.
- Immersion: this refers to the perception of the virtual world through our senses.
- Sensory feedback: this element describes that when interacting with the virtual world, we must have feedback from our senses. Some applications use different devices to stimulate our sense of touch, others use sound to feed back our sense of hearing, the main thing is that we get sensory feedback.
- Interactivity: In virtual reality, it is important that there is interaction with the virtual world, as this allows for a fully immersive experience.
The combination of these elements creates a virtual reality experience, and today we can enjoy this experience without leaving the office.
Keep in mind that research on virtual reality has been going on since the late 1960s, but it is only now that we are able to know it as a mass consumer product thanks to the increasing computing power of phones, the price of technology and technological literacy.
Currently, we have two categories of technology that can be used to deliver virtual reality experiences:
These technologies can also be implemented using a smartphone as the primary means of displaying virtual reality. Some of these technologies are presented on our website.
The advantages of this type of technology are that their cost is affordable, since cell phones and accessories are used for the experience, and therefore the installation is not complicated.
These technologies involve the use of a desktop computer as a processing device and rely on an HMD (Head Mounted Display) to display a virtual world to the user. Some of these technologies are presented on our website.