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Virtual Reality - VR

Virtuelle Realität - Als virtuelle Realität, kurz VR, wird die Darstellung und gleichzeitige Wahrnehmung der Wirklichkeit und ihrer physikalischen Eigenschaften in einer in Echtzeit computergenerierten, interaktiven virtuellen Umgebung bezeichnet.


What is virtual reality?

Unlike augmented reality, virtual reality is a fully digital experience that can either simulate or differ completely from the real world. The term virtual reality refers to a computer-generated, three-dimensional environment. In order to experience and interact with virtual reality, you’ll need the proper equipment, like a pair of VR glasses or a headset.

What is the purpose of virtual reality?

Virtual reality technology is used to create immersive experiences that can help educate and even entertain consumers. Outside of its popular gaming use case, virtual reality is applied in a variety of industries, such as medicine, architecture, military, and others.

Everything that makes up our perception of reality is due to our senses. So, in theory, everyone’s reality is unique to them. Taking that a step further, it would make sense that if you provided your sense with other simulated or computer-generated information, your perception of reality would change – creating a new, virtual one.