Describe the differences between virtual reality and simulation.
Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of how virtual reality is used in the following applications: − training; and − gaming.
Virtual reality: A system that enables a person to react and move according to certain simulated conditions
A program which models a real life situation by putting values into a model to see how it behaves in different environments.
VR Equipment • • • Helmet Gloves Bodysuit
• • • • Games Holiday tours Combat situations Historical recreations
• • Helmet sometimes called a Head Mounted Device - allows 3D visual hearing Glove for sensations of touch to allow the control of the model
• A device that goes on the end of the finger and senses simulated movement
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Eliminates the danger Less expensive than using a real plane Helps give the pilot experience of a real environment •
The training can only be as good as the program
Can add to the gaming experience such as having animated people with various attributes Visual, sound and sensation effects can be added • •
The person can start believing in the unreal The equipment to play the games is sophisticated
Virtual reality Head Mounted Device
“It is said that soon we will not have to travel to go on holiday but choose a virtual reality environment to visit instead.” Discuss this statement.