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3.4 Virtual Reality and Simulations. Overview. Describe the differences between virtual reality and simulation. Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of how virtual reality is used in the following applications: − training; and − gaming. Definitions. Virtual reality :

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3 4 virtual reality and simulations

3.4 Virtual Reality and Simulations


Overview

Overview

Describe the differences between virtual reality and simulation.

Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of how virtual reality is used in the following applications:

− training; and

− gaming.


Definitions

Definitions

Virtual reality:

A system that enables a person to react and move according to certain simulated conditions

Simulation:

A program which models a real life situation by putting values into a model to see how it behaves in different environments.


Vr equipment

VR Equipment

  • Helmet

  • Gloves

  • Bodysuit


Examples of vr

Examples of VR

  • Games

  • Holiday tours

  • Combat situations

  • Historical recreations


Helmet and glove

Helmet sometimes called a Head Mounted Device - allows 3D visual hearing

Glove for sensations of touch to allow the control of the model

Helmet and Glove


Finger sensor

A device that goes on the end of the finger and senses simulated movement

Finger sensor


Pilot cockpit training

Advantages

Eliminates the danger

Less expensive than using a real plane

Helps give the pilot experience of a real environment

Disadvantages

The training can only be as good as the program

Pilot cockpit training


Gaming

Gaming

Advantages

  • Can add to the gaming experience such as having animated people with various attributes

  • Visual, sound and sensation effects can be added

Disadvantages

  • The person can start believing in the unreal

  • The equipment to play the games is sophisticated


Acronyms

Acronyms

  • VR: Virtual reality

  • HMD: Head Mounted Device


Discussion

Discussion

“It is said that soon we will not have to travel to go on holiday but choose a virtual reality environment to visit instead.”

Discuss this statement.


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