Virtual reality is being used in a number of ways by the business community which include: 1. Virtual 360 tour of a business environment, 2. Training of new employees, 3. A 360 view of a product. Lenz offers a platform where businesses can upload their content and enable target audience to visualize it in total immersion.
Virtual reality is used to design combat situations or a ‘virtual war’ for use as a training tool. A simulated war zone is an ideal way to train soldiers for engagement with the enemy but in a controlled way. It removes the risks associated with a real world combat situation such as death or injury.
Healthcare is one of the biggest adopters of virtual reality which encompasses surgery simulation, phobia treatment, robotic surgery and skills training. One of the advantages of this technology is that it allows healthcare professionals to learn new skills as well as refreshing existing ones in a safe environment. Lenz allows doctors to also create custom training modules for use by their fellow colleagues.
Virtual reality can be extremely useful in the construction industry & interior design, which is often known as having a very high amount of inefficiency. Using a virtual environment, an organization can not only render the resulting structure in a 3D walkthrough but also experience them as they would in the real world. Multiple interior layouts can be visualized even before making them.
The entertainment industry is one of the most enthusiastic advocates of virtual reality, most noticeably in games and virtual worlds. With Lenz, a complete entertainment arcade, otherwise present at a mall, can come home in the form a mobile phone and a headset with relevant content.
Education is another area which has adopted virtual reality for teaching and learning situations. The advantage of this is that it enables large groups of students to interact with each other as well as within a three dimensional environment. It is able to present complex data in an accessible way to students which is both fun and easy to learn. Other equally popular areas include Virtual Museums, e.g. Interactive exhibitions, Galleries, Theatre, e.g. Interactive performances, Virtual theme parks, Discovery centres.
Virtual reality engineering includes the use of 3D modelling tools and visualisation techniques as part of the design process. This technology enables engineers to view their project in 3D and gain a greater understanding of how it works. Plus they can spot any flaws or potential risks before implementation. Lenz also has an Augmented Reality mode that makes the headset work like Microsoft Hololens, at 1/10th the cost.
Virtual reality is a very common theme in science fiction movies, where it is often used a way to turn the fantastical into something that seems totally real. Some of the most popular movies of our time like Matrix, Tron use concepts of virtual reality. However, storytelling need not be one directional. It could be 360 degrees and the wearer becomes completely immersed like never before in the movie.