All about Virtual Reality and the Advantages of Using such Technology
VR or virtual reality is one of the latest innovations created by the modern scientists and innovators, it refers to a type of computer technology that can be operated with the use of a software which can generate images, sounds and any other sensations which are realistic in form. Virtual reality is designed to replicate the real world or the real environment and imaginary settings, and it can also simulate the user’s physical presence in this certain environment, and that can be done by enabling the user to interact with any objects and the space, by using display screens or projectors and any other devices that are specially made for such technology. The functions of a VR or a virtual reality, enables its user to look around the artificial world, interact with the features and items that is visible on the screen or in the googles, and move in the artificial world, and it can also create artificial sensory experiences, such as sight, hearing, touch, and smell. Some of the common accessories and devices used for virtual reality, includes a projector screen, computer monitor, a virtual reality headset which is also known as HMD or head-mounted display, and the latest one, is the head-mounted googles with a screen in the eyes.
Virtual reality is very important nowadays, especially to the new generation of doctors, paramedics, other medical personnel, patients and other professionals, that is because it can be used in many areas of healthcare, such as treatment, rehab, counselling, diagnosis and surgery. The medical schools and aspiring professional doctors are using it as means of education and medical instruction, that can enable the students to obtain understanding and knowledge about the body of the human beings by enabling them to interact in an artificial setting. Other aspiring healthcare professional and other individuals, who are also using this innovation, includes dentists, in which the students are shown a 3D set of teeth with a virtual dental chair; paramedics, in which the students were given a scenario that can help them learn lifesaving skills without placing themselves and their patients at risks; the patients, in which this innovation can help them acquire knowledge about positive lifestyle choices, and to make positive changes about their health, and this is called as preventative medicine; PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder patients, in which the patients can gain knowledge and skills in dealing with their phobias and the symptoms of their condition; and the architects and construction industry, in which it enables them to design and test new buildings in an artificial environment. To summarize the benefits obtained by the users of VR, it includes less consumption of money, safety, realistic, efficiency, the chance to use it remotely, the ability to re-use the technology on a regular basis, or refresh of skills, and less consumption of time.