Steve Velte is an Electrical Engineer by Degree and current president of Global Toy Experts a leading consulting firm in the Toy industry. www.globaltoyexperts.com
In my last posting, "Why Virtual Reality’s Time is Now; Part 1", I wrote about the excitement pouring out of and the investment pouring into Virtual Reality. In this article, I want to tell you about where you are going to be able to experience the results of years of innovation in VR.
- In the burn unit. Yes that’s right University of Washington and the U. W. Harborview Burn Center have created a game where burn victims engage in Virtual Reality snowball fights with polar bears that have been shown to take burn victims minds off of rigors and painful treatments they undergo. And it works…to the tune of an 86% success rate! For more about this study: https://www.hitl.washington.edu/projects/vrpain/
- A VR theme park. Coming soon, hopefully, to a place near you. One such park under development is “The VOID. At thevoid.com this endeavor is described as “Utilizing a layering of real-time interactive environments, and blending the real world with the digital, our participants are placed into our Hyper-Reality experiences. From textures and temperatures to moisture and motion, our environments respond to your movements and choices and evolve naturally as you interact with them.” Blending the real world with the VR world in a mind blowing way. I’m in.