5 Applications of Virtual Reality Other Than Gaming

Virtual reality (VR) is one of the hottest new technologies to have been developed for the gaming industry, and it is still in its infancy. However, VR is currently being developed for a variety of industries outside of gaming. This will help improve the technology as a whole, because a higher demand is going to increase the push to supply the technology.

Here are 5 other uses that VR is currently being developed for:


The healthcare industry is constantly looking towards new technologies to help with patient care, and with so much on the line they have to. VR is mostly popular for diagnostic centers that make use of CGI’s when diagnosing the correct patient treatment.

Using VR the virtual anatomy is created so that the virtual diagnosis can take place. Doctors figure out what the problem is and consider what the correct course of action will be. The quality of training will be highly improved so that when doctors are faced with the real thing they will be better prepared. Currently VR technology is particularly helpful when trying to treat brain injury and stroke patients.

Courtroom cases

During the next few years the use of VR in a court room could potentially catch on and become standard. VR can be used to recreate the crime scene so that the portrayal of the crime is a lot more accurate. Less will be up to interpretation as the detailed nature of VR allows more information to be presented in a shorter period of time.

The VR experience allows the jury a better understanding of technical aspects of the case. Especially those points that are more difficult to convey in laymen’s terms.


Cognitive learning will be more effective and efficient with VR – the potential is revolutionary in this field. Furthermore, the student might find learning via VR a more productive process. This improves not only the quality of the education, but how likely the student is going to be motivated to learn the material.

Virtual Reality in classrooms

Retail stores

Retail stores can make use of VR to improve sales of specific products. For example, if you’re trying to sell a car, then you can hook up customers to the interior of the car you’re trying to sell via the VR headset. A customer can select the model they want to buy and step into the world of the car. This reduces the number of cars that need to be physically at the sales location. Also customers can add customizations.

Real estate

Part of buying a home involves going to the location of numerous different homes to see what they are like. While nothing can replace the experience of visiting the actual location, a VR headset can be used to view the property and get a good sense of what the property offers. It will save time for both the buyers and real estate agents as viewings can be completed from the practical comfort of a real estate office. 360 degrees virtual tours will only become increasing more popular in the coming years.

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