What is VR?
Virtual Reality (VR) is a technology that creates a fully-immersive digital environment that the user can interact with. VR systems use a combination of hardware, such as a headset or gloves, and software to create a computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional environment. The user is fully immersed in this environment and can interact with it using natural movements, such as head and hand movements, as well as specialized controllers.
The goal of VR is to provide a sense of presence in the virtual environment, which can be used for a variety of purposes such as gaming, entertainment, education, training, and therapy. VR can be used to create highly realistic simulations of real-world environments, or entirely imaginary ones.
VR headsets like Oculus Quest, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and others provide an immersive experience by displaying 3D images and stereo sound to the users. Some VR systems also use haptic feedback to provide a sense of touch, and some even use smell to make the experience even more realistic.