A colleague who’s more up-to-date on cutting-edge tech told me recently that he and a realtor checked out a few apartment using VR glasses before they went in person. This amazed me as I had no idea VR was being used for more than gaming. I’m very curious to hear about other consumer/commercial applications that you all have heard about?
I'm web developer who try to apply VR/AR tech in a various fields. I'm involved in a project that having a goal to build restaurant POS based on 360 virtual tour. And another one aiming to build web portal using VR approach (looking for co-fonder in both cases). I believe that VR/AR will replace current web building tech and it will happened very soon. (nedooleg(a)gmail.com)
I've experience VR for architecture/realtor, it's a game changer. Previously you had to see the 3D render, which was better than a mockup, still, some imagination was required. With VR, you just see how that apt/house will be. Amazing!
Another area I saw using VR was physiotherapy. they were using VR to put/simulate people into situations that triggered them. With VR, no hair done, to anybody. Very interesting.
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