About this blog.
In this blog I will be talking about and giving my thoughts to what VR has to offer in terms of experiencing things some would be afraid to do or things you cannot do in real life. Ready for the adventure? Let’s Fly!
What is Virtual Reality?
Wait… What is VR? Virtual Reality (VR) is a three-dimensional, computer generated environment that a person can explore and interact with. While in the environment the person can manipulate objects or perform a series of actions.
Ever dream of flying like a bird? Well you’re in luck, because now you can with the power of VR! Birdly is developed by Researchers at Zurich University Interaction Design Program, with the intentions of “fulfilling people’s ancient dream of flying”. This tech does not involve a joystick, mouse or a lot of buttons, you simply become the bird by laying down on this bird like machine which you can control by: flapping your arms to fly and moving your hands to change directory. I don’t know about you but that seems physically challenging, though I would try it, I have always wanted to fly… but not as a bird, I would prefer to fly more like superman.
Afraid of heights? Would you rather stay on the ground? Let’s hit the road, and the rough terrains!
Sure for some people this may not sound as scary, but in my mind, going fast, down a rough terrain, where you could potentially lose control of your bike, that’s pretty scary! Good thing there is VR! Where you could eliminate the harm of falling off your bike… maybe? VR can help you experience the best of mountain biking, uphill or downhill. You just need to hop on a stationary bike and wear your VR headset. Sadly this is not something you can take home just yet, you would have to go to expos or obtaining all the pieces themselves to build yourself one! Want to build one? The three main pieces you need is a stationary bike, VR headset and associated hardware and an extreme mountain biking app. I don’t know about you but that sounds expensive, i’ll pass.
Want to know more? Stay tuned for another Virtual Reality blog post, where I will take you on an adventure that traverses the barrier of time!