Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer generated simulation of real world and its objects that can be perceived through seeing, touching and hearing and that can interact with the person perceiving it. For example, the person can touch objects, create objects and destroy them. Virtual Reality will find more usage in the future, for example it can be used for simulation of building a new home for a customer, or it can be used by surgeons for practicing difficult operations, etc.
There are many different types of Virtual Reality goggles. In WTC Tallinn we use only the most novel and best technology: the prize winner HTC Vive as it enables using your hands for even better VR experience. By using HTC Vive you can walk around in a virtual world and interact with its objects, just like in a real world.
Stepping into VR starts by wearing a headset that is connected with a computer. The headset is not heavy but you might have a feeling of wearing snorkel mask. Then you will grab 2 controllers, 1 for each hand. Now, after the VR program or game has been started in the PC, you are transported into another world. In the WTC Tallinn Virtual Reality room there are many different games and programs. For example you can train shooting an arrow, practice various different jobs, build machines, draw into air, etc.
WTC Tallinn offers for the organizations a possibility of renting the Virtual Reality Lab for their employees, to get them accustomed to one the pioneering technologies of the future. At the same time only one person can use the set but only 10 to 15 minutes are needed for getting an overview of the possibilities.
NB! During the same office hours also the Robotics Lab is open. Read more about the Robotics Lab here.