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February 14, 2020

Everything you need to know about virtual reality glasses in 2020

Virtual reality technology is relatively new, although it has become very important in recent years.  One example is the increasingly widespread use of virtual reality glasses, also known as VR viewers that is being massively used in VR gaming and VR Porn as well.

Not surprisingly, technologies such as VR glasses are little known. People still associate this type of cutting-edge tool with elements of science fiction rather than with the contemporary technologies available in a specialist shop.

For that reason, this time we want to solve your doubts about this incipient technology. Here you can find everything you need in relation to virtual reality glasses.

The essentials of virtual reality

What is particular and characteristic of virtual reality technology is the presentation of an artificial environment that can be experienced as if it were real.

However, the essence of this technology does not necessarily consist of the realism of the objects presented. More important than this is that the perception of the virtual world is as close as possible to the perception we have of things in our everyday lives.

Both the best VR smartphone and PC glasses seek to emulate these kinds of sensations, presenting worlds designed through programming that can be experienced as if they were real.

The perception of and interaction with a virtual world can be very similar to that of their peers in everyday life. The developers of VR Technology aim at such a horizon.

Technology within Virtual Reality

Explaining virtual reality is not complicated and understanding it is even easier, the human eye has a viewing angle of just over 180°, this represents the maximum angle that the two eyes combined can see from side to side, virtual reality seeks to replicate this angle of vision using special lenses that in addition to helping us see 3D objects on a screen as if they were in front of our eyes, also help us enter into the environment in which the object is, getting a total immersion into the scene.

Do not confuse the 3D lenses that are usually used in the cinema as virtual reality lenses, in reality they are different technologies, while the 3D lenses use certain colors to make it look like the object that comes out of the screen, the virtual reality lenses place two flat images, augmented by two special lenses to create the feeling of immersion.

Uses for virtual reality.

There are different applications where virtual reality can be used in the near future, and we will explain them in this way:

  • Education: In all its facets, you can see how certain changes are applied in real life, imagine just putting on your glasses and then being in a commercial airplane about to take off, or inside the lobby of the building you just modeled in 3D on your computer, great, right?.
  • Military use: With the help of stereoscopic cameras, it would be easier to handle the modern drones, both aerial and terrestrial, to reduce the danger of using people in combat activities, also at the level of training, the savings would be multimillionaire by not risking any equipment or vehicle while the cadets are in their first steps.
  • Entertainment: In this case this technology is already in active use, with a simple App to your phone and one of the many virtual reality lenses on sale, you can turn your smartphone into a very capable virtual reality device, in the future there are plans for further development of games and multimedia content for virtual reality.
  • Medicine: One of the most important, as it would use virtual reality to better observe the images of the various cameras used today for surgical procedures, thus improving the results and reducing the recovery time of patients.

These, among others, are the main uses for virtual reality.

What are virtual reality glasses?

As already mentioned, virtual reality glasses are a representative instrument of this type of technology. In them converge hardware and software elements whose synergy operates in favor of a fundamental objective: to simulate a three-dimensional environment.

Unlike augmented reality, which superimposes elements on the real world (for example, historical information on a restaurant façade), the new technology in virtual reality glasses emulates an environment in its entirety.

This type of product tries to emulate the sensation of permanence and the perception of a specific space, trying to hinder the user's real movement as little as possible.

In this way there are even benefits to using virtual reality technology in a classroom, since it is no longer necessary to be physically in front of the teacher to see him or her gesture in front of us.

Main elements of VR glasses

As for their constituent elements, the headsets or virtual reality glasses consist of the following parts:

  • Motion sensors
  • Screenshots
  • Field of vision
  • Controls
  • Audio
  • Frame rate.

Motion sensors are indispensable. On them depends the emulation of the common perception we have of our world. The screens directly in front of our eyes, which cover our entire field of vision, would be useless without these sensors.

Controls and audio are very important complements. The former allow us to interact with what we can observe, while audio is a necessary element to generate the respective sounds of the virtually presented world.

Finally, we only need to mention the frame rate. As it is higher, the feeling of realism also increases. On the contrary, when it decreases, it becomes more evident that we are in front of a screen and, therefore, the immersion effect decreases.

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