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What is Virtual Reality?
Virtual Reality (VR) replicates an environment and simulates a physical presence in places in the real world or imagined worlds. Virtual Reality can recreate sensory experiences, which include virtual taste, sight, smell, sound, and touch.
The technology and methods used in Virtual Reality environments are used in the creation of computer games so there are no limitations so the possibilities and uses are endless.
To view a Virtual Reality experience a VR headset such as the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, HTC Vive and a powerful PC is required.
What can it be used for?
We predominantly create our VR environments for the construction sector, but we can just as easily use them to demonstrate how a product operates or how it is assembled or how it actually moves.
VR is used to create the illusion of spaces that have not yet been constructed or manufactured such as buildings, exhibition spaces, vacant floorspace to let, theme parks, tourist attractions, events & functions. To this space can be added content such as furniture, displays of goods etc. They are also useful for showing spaces or areas that are not accessible to people perhaps due to health and safety restrictions such as factories, construction sites, power stations etc. They could also be used to train staff for emergency fire procedures to show how to get visitors or customers out of various of buildings.
How can we help?
At the core of a Virtual Reality experience lies what is called an Interactive Walkthrough which is basically an interactive 3D environment that is similar to that of a computer game. We have been creating these since 2009 which was 3 years before the Oculus Rift headset was first released so we were well versed in the appropriate technologies by the time Oculus arrived. A few years on from that and we have perfectly married our Interactive Walkthrough technology with that of mainstream 3D headsets. The first consumer VR headsets will go on sale later this year and the technology is going to be extremely advanced and exciting. If you are interested in this technology then please get in touch with us as we would be happy to give you a demonstration.