Virtual Reality: A Technology that Could Change the World

We look at the top industries that use virtual reality and how the advancing VR technology will change the fields forever in the future.

It wasn’t that long ago that our own reality was the only one we had, but times have changed and the concept of a virtual reality has finally become tangible. Whether you support it or not, virtual reality is here to stay and companies left and right are jumping at the opportunity to make use of it.

Virtual Reality: A Technology that Could Change the World

Sports gaming also received a boost from the power of VR. With innovative computing tech such as Flightscope Mevo+, golf enthusiasts can have their tee time indoors. This groundbreaking feature showcases accurate simulation and measurement of ball flight and full swing power. Now, indoor golf, as well as other sports work precisely and as realistic as ever. The primary use for virtual reality came in the gaming arena, where companies are finding a great new way to engage players and give them an experience more realistic than any before. Gambling in Pakistan has been quite present among Pakistanis in recent years, and sites like now actually offer virtual reality casinos where players can engage in games of chance in a virtual world.

However, gaming is not the only industry in which such tech can be used and we take a look at other potential and current uses of VR and AR and what possible future development of it might bring us.

Recruitment and Training

Apart from gaming, VR can actually have some pretty good uses in the real world. Companies in USA and other countries are already using virtual reality to help them with their recruitment processes and train their potential or current employees in highly demanding and stressful situations without actually creating them.

VR is also being used more and more in the medical field, where students and young doctors are able to practice their skills in a virtual setting. Once again, more advanced virtual reality can lead to great things, this time around actually benefiting human kind in many ways.

Pain Management

While many people don’t yet know about this, doctors and even dentists in first world countries are using virtual reality already to help their patients manage pain during treatments and processes which cause a great amount of pain.

The doctors are able to fool a patient’s brain pathway by using virtual reality and distract it from the pain to a very high degree, thus dramatically decreasing the amounts of pain that a patient has to actually suffer. High end dental clinics have also been using the tech during extractions, root canals and other uncomfortable procedures.

Gaming and Gambling

As we already mentioned, gaming and even gambling are industries that have already benefited from virtual reality. Since they don’t require a massive amount of precision, gaming companies have created somewhat primitive yet incredibly fun and engaging virtual reality worlds in which players can enjoy the thrills of gaming.

As virtual reality becomes more advanced, we can expect these games to become ever more realistic, eventually adding senses other than sight into play and possibly allowing players to become fully immersed in a virtual world of their choosing.

Relaxation and Leisure

While it is in way connected to gaming, this kind of use for VR is actually therapeutic as well. Unfortunately, many of us live very high stress lives that give very little time for relaxation, and virtual reality can help us enjoy relaxing “trips” without actually leaving our homes.

Virtual reality programs are already out there that will allow their users to roam freely through forests, meadows or beaches and encounter nothing but relaxing elements along the way. In certain ways, this is the closest many of us can come to taking a break, so why not use its full potential.

Treatments for Patients with Mental Health Disorders

Modern medicine has discovered a number of mental health disorders such as PTSD, anxiety and depression, all of which can be partially treated through the use of virtual reality. PTSD patients, for instance, can try to relive their negative experiences and thus get rid of their excessive fear. Those with anxiety can in a similar ways face the triggers of their anxiety and in this way train their brains to overcome it or simply enjoy meditation to relieve their anxiousness.

Overall, medical professionals have seen great uses for virtual reality, which is a new way of introducing all sorts of elements into therapy which are difficult to introduce in a real world setting. As the tech becomes more and more advanced, we can expect medicine to progress with it as well.