There are variations of wearable technologies. One of which is virtual reality also known as VR. VR allows the user to be fully immersed into a virtual world. Full immersive means the user is disconnected from the real world and immersed into a virtual environment, often playing the role of a virtual role player (i.e. pilot, game character, virtual tourist).
VR is a computer technology that use headsets, sometimes in combination with physical spaces or multi-projected environments, to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that simulate a user’s physical presence in a virtual or imaginary environment. A person using virtual reality equipment is able to “look around” the artificial world, and with high quality VR move about in it and interact with virtual features or items. VR headsets are head-mounted goggles with a screen in front of the eyes. Programs may include audio and sounds through speakers or headphones.
There are numerous companies that make hardware systems for virtual reality. The following is a breakdown of some of the systems available in the market.
- Oculus Rift
- HTC VIVE
- SAMSUNG GEAR VR
- GOOGLE CARDBOARD
- GOOGLE DAY DREAM VIEW
- PLAYSTATION VR aka Project Morpheus
- Vrvana Totem Mixed Reality HMD system
- Open Source Virtual Reality System
- Microsoft Windows 10 VR