Virtual reality is one of the greatest gifts that technology has yet given us. We all know that virtual reality is the simulation of a 3-D image generated by the computer with which one can interact using some special electronic equipment. But have you ever explored its working mechanism or tried to predict its future developments?
In this article, we will have a discussion on these aspects of virtual reality. But before that, let us introduce you to the top virtual reality companies.
A few virtual reality companies that are believed to have surpassed the others in the virtual reality world are as follows:
- Oculus: Managed by Michael Abrash and John Carmack, Oculus is one of the major virtual reality companies having many talented game developers under them.
- Virtuix: It is a new company, bold in its approach that produces virtual reality motion platform similar to a treadmill where you can play games like Call of Duty, Battlefield 4 etc.
- Google: Yes! Google itself can be regarded as a virtual reality company, though it doesn’t believe in developing software by itself. Instead, it patronages developers who create and market virtual reality apps and sell them on Google Play.
- Amarabella: The SOC video chips produced by this company help in video compression and image processing.
How Does Virtual Reality Work?
The concept of virtual reality is all about a headset showing you different images that are modified according to your head movements in a way like it seems as if you are present in a computer program in reality. The computer basically tricks your brain and the 3D audio enhances the effect and adds up to immersion. A number of applications and devices have been designed based on this which track the motion of your eye and head and modify the 3D images correspondingly.
How Do VR Headsets Work?
VR headsets brought to you by Sony, Oculus, HTC and other such companies are basically head-mounted headsets. The lenses in these headsets help in establishing the right focal point. The high-resolution display helps in projecting stereotypic images that are in accordance with the binocular visions used by us.
The headsets are also equipped with dozens of sensory inputs that help in tracking the user’s head. External infrared sensor and camera are also included.
There are also two microphones helping to create the appropriate sound effect in both ears. With all these components, virtual reality headsets make you feel like you’re in a different world.
Future Of Virtual Reality Technology
There are lots of possibilities and scopes to explore in virtual reality in the near future. First of all, it is expected to become more physical – you will be able to touch things as well! So there will be provisions for more participation instead of just sitting. Also, different companies will come up with different products and developments related to the field, allowing you to explore more. Researchers are also planning to develop Wireless Rift or Vive; however, they feel it will still take a lot of time from now to implement them successfully. So probably all the developments in the field of virtual reality in near future will take place with wired headsets only. To start experiencing the virtual reality today, check out our other articles for more guidance!