5 Types of Virtual Reality

Virtual reality app development has been of major concern these recent times as we have had various people setting up or establishing a VR app development company. There are different types of virtual reality technology and they include:

1. Non-immersive reality

This type can be seen in the virtual reality flight simulator. It has a widescreen PC with a surround system and comes with other accessories like headphones, joysticks etc. It is non–immersive reality because the viewer does not get fully immersed in the reality this device produces. It won’t give a viewer the experience of being back in time or even ignite the person’s senses but one would still get a virtual reality experience.

2 Fully immersive reality

One would experience full virtual experience because this type of virtual reality comes with a very powerful computer. This powerful computer must be able to detect sounds, sight, and even the slightest movement. It should be able to adjust the person’s experience. The viewer would have a head-mounted display (HMD) and would also put on sensory gloves. To achieve the fully immersed virtual reality, the device will make use of two monitors and a sound system.

3. Augmented reality

Here one is experiencing a real world in such a way that it feels like a virtual reality experience. One can’t define it as an unreal experience but an experience of the reality around us. For instance, when a person visits an historical site on the internet, there are 3D mappings that would show the person landmarks, buildings, historical locations and other relevant information. One can move around areas in the computer to see fascinating historical sites using a smartphone.

4. Collaborative

Collaborative reality is usually in the form of virtual reality games and they are not fully immersive. This virtual reality gives the viewer an interactive experience and so one can even share their experience with other people in the virtual world.

5. Web-based

Some Scientists have discovered ways to use virtual reality over the internet using the Virtual Reality Markup Language (VRML). This gives people an opportunity to discover new and interesting things the internet can offer. Also, people get to interact and have real experiences with their friends on social media.

Equipment Used for Virtual reality

When setting up a virtual reality one would need to connect sensors which will be used to monitor the person’s movements. The Virtual reality devices always come with two monitors, touch/body perceptions, and a sound system. Other hardware equipment used in virtual reality are:

  1. Immersive rooms
  2. Data Gloves
  3. Head-mounted displays (HMDs)
  4. Immersive rooms
  5. Wands
  6. Handheld virtual reality controller