What is Virtual Reality?
The concept of virtual reality has been around for decades with the first head-mounted display being developed in the 1960s. More recent iterations generally involve a computer, smartphone or console that creates a 3D immersive world for the user to experience, aided by motion, voice or head tracking. The immersive experiences offered by virtual reality technology are redefining the ways in which we communicate and engage with the world, allowing us to change the way we approach fields such as health, education, and entertainment.
Why it’s a focus for us
As VR technology continues to advance, new applications spanning countless industries continue to be found. These applications range from training a pilot to fly aircraft, to coaching sessions with NFL quarterbacks, and doctors practicing surgical procedures. Heavyweights like Google and Samsung are making billion dollar bets on the rapid proliferation of uses for virtual reality, and opportunities will abound with recent dramatic improvements to hardware and predicted mass adoption of the technology.