Virtual Reality (VR) has been a topic of discussion for several years, but in 2017 we expect to see it come to life. Vive, a leader in room-scale VR, just announced a line-up of new products and said they plan to feature more than 30 experiences at the biggest tech trade show of the year, CES 2017, scheduled for the first weekend of the New Year.
Vive’s experiences range across various verticals including entertainment, health and medical, along with enterprise and education. When it comes to entertainment, you can expect to see various VR games available within the next few months. “Front Defense” allows a player to become a virtual World War II soldier and command troops on the battlefield. “Knockout League” puts the player in the center of a boxing ring and allows movements simulated by one’s own body. You can even find a game that prompts you to make VR cartoons.
For your health, VR will also come in handy. Simple virtual experiences like Body VR, which is aimed at informing the user about the human body; along with more complex ones, like OssoVR that offers a surgical training platform, will soon be available. And YOUVR grabbed the attention of famous television physician Dr. Oz as it empowers people to better understand medical diagnoses.
If you’re a history buff, you’ll love the various educational VR experiences including Titanic VR, that lets one explore the shipwreck and ocean floor. And ENGAGE is a free platform that allows educators to teach remotely, while Lifeliqe’s learning experiences aid students and others to understand complex topics.
The much-anticipate mixed reality world is one many are excited to enter. With the help of a green screen, you can allow anyone to see what’s happening in your VR world.
If you can’t make it to CES 2017 in Vegas, you can watch parts of Vive’s showcase live from their Facebook page on Thursday, Jan. 5 and Friday, Jan. 6 at noon.