What comes to your mind at the mention of virtual reality?
Virtual reality has been in the picture since the 1960s in the form of motion-tracking headsets, immersive stereoscopic videos, and experiences similar to Google’s interactive Street View. Over the years, advancement in VR has made it available to the general public.
With the VR revolution, technology delivers more abstract experiences instead of just gaming. Whether you own a Samsung Gear VR, Sony’s PlayStation VR headset, an Oculus Rift, or an HTC Vive, there’s an interesting and exciting VR revolution experience to explore.
Even if you’re still looking for the right headset to buy, you’ll love the new possibilities with VR reality. Here’re 10 cool things you can now do with your pair of VR activities headset.
With your virtual reality headset, you can now go mountain biking. Various mountain biking apps have been built to support biking on a stationary bike. The bike is compatible with your virtual reality headset, taking the VR revolution to a new level.
Consider the Ebove bike that’s compatible with various VR headsets, including the industry pioneers such as HTC Vice and Oculus Rift headsets. Based on VR technology, the bike rides in the opposite direction. Make use of the sideways tilt, pedal resistance and all other features of the bike that auto corresponds to your headset’s 3D visuals.
Choose from various tracks and routes preloaded in your headset to enjoy this VR activity. Challenge your friends in real-time and view or operate your bike on a 15.6-inch display.
Another alternative is the VirZOOM bike. It’s compatible with PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive for unmatched biking experience. The bike is also compatible with PS4 and PC.
Unlike the Ebove bike, the reactiveness of VirZOOM is directly proportional to your input speed. This explains why this bike is less costly than the Ebove bike. Biking is a good way to shed off extra fats in your body and exercise to keep fit.
Human inventions showcase man’s inspiration to fly, and admiration for the birds. With a VR headset, flying is one virtual reality activity you’re bound to enjoy without putting your life at risk.
Wear your headset and lie on a cushioned platform to simulate a flight posture. You’re guaranteed a realistic bird-like flying experience like no other.
The hydraulic mechanism is meant to push you forward while diving in the virtual airs while the flaps give you wings’ support.
VR reality activities now include virtual tours of college campuses, buildings, apartments, destination attractions, etc. Touring colleges can be tiring while vacations are often expensive.
With the VR revolution, you can explore real estate listings with your headset without visiting properties in person. Walk into local or international colleges and universities to explore the facilities and the environment without traveling to the actual places.
As an example, You Visit is home to real estate listings and educational institutions across the globe that you may want to explore. It has thousands of videos and pictures to explore from your VR headset.
It’s now possible to explore new feelings and emotions often experienced by the opposite gender. The Swap Gender is part of the “Machine to Be Another” app aimed at helping individuals experience empathy feelings of female genders.
The app would let you see the opposite gender’s body on your own. For instance, if you’re a woman, you’d look at yourself and see a man’s body in you. The converse is also true. Therefore, despite your true gender, you’ll mirror and experience the actions of the opposite gender.
Moreover, you also get to touch and feel your new body parts in virtual reality. There’s no better way to explore transgender than through VR technology. What’s more, you explore your fantasy without actually changing your real looks through surgical procedures.
Use Tilt Brush and your VR headset to create beautiful artwork. You’ll find the effects of the 3D stroke in virtual reality mind-blowing. Go through your paintings and choose your favorites to suspend in air and marvel at.
With endless painting possibilities, create representational, abstract and realistic images. Use the brush as a spray can for different effects if you aren’t able to paint.
Where do you like to eat? Or, do you have a place you’d like to dine at, but you’re unable to do so due to cost or distance reasons?
With VR reality, you won’t just be able to dine at your favorite restaurant, but also try doing so in the air, open space, or even in the wild with animals around. Sony is working on making this virtual reality experience one of the best VR activities in existence.
Rollercoaster rides are popular for the adrenaline rush they trigger in riders. Thanks to a collaboration between Samsung and the Six Flags over Texas, you can now experience rollercoaster, in reality, using a VR headset.
During a rollercoaster ride, you’ll see yourself somewhere outside the real world, fighting to prevent an invasion into space.
VR revolution now enables architects to create house designs. With Arch Virtual, architectural companies have access to VR apps for developing home designs. It has open spaces where architects can create house designs.
Potential homeowners are then able to access 3D animation of house interiors in digital blueprints. Wear your Oculus Rift to explore the interior of potential home design.
VR revolution has taken bedtime storytelling to a new level. In the modern world, parents spend less time with their kids due to their busy lifestyles. Therefore, they barely get time to read bedtime stories to their little ones.
Use the bedtime story app with VR headsets to put your children to sleep with interesting stories. The kids wear a Google Cardboard headset while you utilize a Gear VR to tell stories like never before.
Your kids feel your presence and involvement in the storytelling due to the illusion created in VR reality. It creates illusions to help your kids live in the present.
Virtual reality activities can also engage you in another world. Experience real-life motions you’d only see in cinemas using a VR headset. The technology can include you in performance for first-hand experience and lots of fun.
VR reality makes it possible to engage in teleporting. VR headsets make it possible to explore colleges, go biking on mountains, tour houses, dine at exquisite spots and even paint with 3D effects, among other possibilities.
Did I mention you can exercise with your friends, engage in yoga, explore virtual workspaces, learn, engage in extreme sports, and even shop in virtual reality? It’s also used in healthcare to provide therapy and manage pain.
These are just a few possibilities with the VR revolution. The list of VR activities continues to grow. Only the sky is the limit.