Definition of virtual reality

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What is VR?

If you’re already in the market for a VR headset it’s very likely you know the definition of Virtual Reality, or even just the basics of its technology. In case you are not familiar with the dictionary definition of Virtual reality and just looking for information, here it is: “the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors.” Wiley. (2017, June 21). Virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, and the marine conservation movement. Retrieved from http:onlinelibrary.wiley.com




The gaming industry is always changing to meet the demands of gamer by creating increasingly more realistic gaming experiences. For now, VR is approaching mainstream status as quality headsets are becoming more attainable for hardcore gamer as well as casual gamer.

How does it work?

VR systems stimulate two of our senses; sound and sight. The headset supplies input for sight and sound. The controls, which are usually handheld, are used to interact with the virtual environment. This combination creates the sensation of being present in a place that does not exist where you currently are, though most VR users will tell you it feels very realistic. Think about being able to visit a haunted house, an amusement ride, or an entirely different country: without leaving the comfort of your own home.


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