Virtual reality (VR) is a simulated experience that can be similar to completely different from the real world. Applications of virtual reality can include entertainment (i.e. gaming) and educational purposes (i.e. medical or military training). Other, distinct types of VR style technology include augmented reality and mixed reality.
Currently, standard virtual reality systems use either virtual reality headsets or multi-projected environments to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that simulate a user’s physical presence in a virtual environment. A person using virtual reality equipment is able to look around the artificial world, move around in it, and interact with virtual features or items. The effect is commonly created by VR headsets consisting of a head-mounted display with a small screen in front of the eyes, but can also be created through specially designed rooms with multiple large screens. Virtual reality typically incorporates auditory and video feedback, but may also allow other types of sensory and force feedback through haptic technology.
What is the shape of the virtual reality device? Devices used to support virtual reality technology use helmets, walkers, headsets and gloves. Artificial helmets make the images seen by users look more realistic and close. While headsets can provide clear and clear sound effects, so users are immersed in the ‘real’ atmosphere created by this technology. Walkers and gloves that challenge the movement of the feet and hands, also provide realistic solutions in the hands and feet when in the environment created by virtual reality. For example, when on the battlefield, users will feel that they are carrying real weapons and experience heavy footsteps while on muddy ground. The working system of virtual reality cannot be separated from several important elements, such as:
- The virtual world of content that creates cyberspace in the form of screenplay scenarios and script Immersion, a sensation that brings virtual reality technology users to exist in a real but fictitious environment. Immersion is divided into 3 types, namely: Mental immersion, makes the user mental Like in a real environment, Physical immersion, makes the physical user get a feel around the environment caused by this virtual reality.
- Reality Sensory feedback functions to convey information from cyberspace to the senses of its users. These elements include visual (sight), audio (hearing) and touch.
- Supporting interactivity to respond to the actions of the user, so users can facilitate directly on the fictional field or cyberspace
A technology can be said as virtual reality if it meets the following requirements:
- Display images / graphics / 3D visualization looks real and in accordance with the perspective of the user
- Able to detect all movements and responses from users, such as the movement of the user’s head or eyeball. This is needed so that the graphic display can match the changes in the 3D world of the user itself
Virtual reality can be found in many ways, for example on headsets, treadmills, and special gloves. When using virtual reality, the human brain and five senses will produce an illusion. Because of this, many people play games using this technology. Using virtual reality can make people feel like they are in that place, so playing games will be more fun.
After knowing what Virtual Reality is, what are the benefits of the technology?
The main advantage of Virtual Reality is its ability to make someone like being in the world, like everything he experiences is real. The advantages of Virtual Reality are often used for training purposes, for example doctor’s practice, flying a plane, and others. Doctors can practice through virtual reality by playing VR patient operations. Likewise with the pilot, he can play VR flight planes. Both of these examples are proof that Virtual Reality can help someone to increase their skills and knowledge, without having to do so in practice.
Meeting Through Virtual Reality
Every day, millions of people in the world have a meetings. Whether in the office, home, or maybe in a coffee shop many people do this. Did you know that Virtual Reality can be used as a medium for meetings? The most unique thing about meeting using Virtual Reality is; meeting members don’t need to go anywhere. Each member only needs to use a VR headset and connect it to the virtual reality application. When connected, each member of the meeting will feel in a room. Meetings through Virtual Reality will be very helpful when going to a remote meeting.
Save Office Budget
With more and more startup companies present in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta, more and more freelancers or often referred to as freelancers. Virtual Reality technology is very helpful in saving operational costs. This is because only by going through Virtual Reality, someone can take part in meetings and express opinions without having to leave the house. Because there is no need to leave the house, then one does not need to spend money to go to an office. In addition to operational costs, virtual reality can also help save time.
If usually a trip from home A to the office takes one hour, then with Virtual Reality, someone only takes about 5 minutes to get ready before conducting meetings via VR. In addition, the difficulties of working between cities or between countries can even be overcome with VR technology. If someone works for a project outside the city, he does not need to go far to the city to see the development of the project. He only needed VR technology so he could clearly see the extent of the project’s development.
It is undeniable that in Indonesia especially Jakarta, more and more individuals are choosing to work as freelancers and remote workers. Working as a remote worker can be a solution to the road conditions in Jakarta that make you tired because of the road conditions every day. VR can help freelancers or remote workers who need to attend meetings without leaving the house.
Not just games, VR devices also have the potential to become the latest sports equipment. You can try a variety of sports just by relying on VR devices. You can play tennis, archery, or jog. However, of course it will be more interesting if it is equipped with a motion detector