Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once said
“We’re going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a courtside seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world, or consulting with a doctor face-to-face — just by putting on goggles in your home.”
Indeed, the possibilities for virtual reality are tantalizing. But we don’t have to wait for the social media giant to make them possible. Already, VR is being used in innovative ways to make our lives a little bit easier.
1. Training football players
A program was tested at Stanford University and partially credited for boosting the team’s performance. “When you’re just watching film, you don’t get the sound, you don’t get that real-life feel of the game,” Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan told Fox Sports. “With this, I can see what the structure is.” After using the VR headset before games, teammate was completing 10 percent more passes, and the team boosted its average game score from 24 to 38. Already team leader says the VR practice is “invaluable.”
2. Preparing public speakers
According to research, 45 percent of people are afraid of public speaking, however, most of us living in social life are inevitably have to give a speech, some people find that turning a VR programs can reduce their stage fright, there was an app for Apple, which can puts you in a virtual room packed with people waiting eagerly to hear you speak, of course, user can adjust the audience size, attitude and voice. More surprisingly, if a speaker spends too much time talking to another side of the room, or say too many modal particles like “ums”or “you know” the app will warn you.
3. All hands meetings
Indeed, it can be difficult to hole an “all hands” meeting, especially when people work from home, not around that day or head out on business trips, VR could make it easier to get everyone in the same conference room at the same time. You could be on a business trip in Los Angeles and still have VR Goggles handy to tap into the meeting. Only those who are sick would get a pass.