In the past virtual reality has been used as a tool for military training, flight simulations and medical situations. The benefit of virtual reality in these situations is that it allows the user to train and learn from their experience without having the real-world consequence of failing. Today, virtual reality is used in many varied industries and fields. Companies such as Amnesty International and UNICEF have been using virtual reality technology to bring their supporters closer to the cause by showing them panoramic 360-degree footage of the conflict countries are facing. Whilst retail outlets such as Ikea and trade shows have been using virtual reality to show consumers how a product will look in their home. Concerts and theme parks have also been using virtual reality for light displays and a way of transporting users on an imagery ride or place.
All these elements of virtual reality can be used in your next business or event. Why not get the upper hand and implement an interactive learning module for your next conference? Rather than flying in that high paid guest speaker, record their seminar and stream it for your guests in a more interactive and imaginative way. Entertainment is an important aspect of any conference or event. Implementing virtual reality can be the extra component that allows your event to stand out from your competitors, and gives your guests something to remember and talk about.
Whether it is training new employees or giving a virtual tour of the business environment, virtual reality is set to play a major role in our modern day work environments.