Virtual Reality

1. What is virtual reality? What senses does virtual reality stimulate?

Virtual Reality can mean almost any experience that stimulates a person's senses by providing them an almost real experience. With the use of a head mounted displays the user can fool their vision and their hearing.


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"What is Virtual Reality Definition of Virtual Reality | Virtual Reality Site." 2011. 29 Oct. 2013 <http://www.vrs.org.uk/virtual-reality/what-is-virtual-reality.html>

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Drummond, Katie. “virtualreality”, 1 Jan. 2013. http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/01/army-virtual-reality/


2. What special equipment do you need for virtual reality? What do these pieces do?

For a basic VR all you need is a computer and a keyboard but if you want to go to the extreme you can try to get a VR monitor you can wear with its own gloves.

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Jonathan Strickland. "HowStuffWorks "How Virtual Reality Gear Works"." 2009. 28 Oct. 2013 <http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/other-gadgets/VR-gear.htm>

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Strickland, Jonathan. “Virtual Reality Image” How Reality Works. How Stuff Works. http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/other-gadgets/VR-gear.htm

3. Would video games be more exciting with VR? Why?

They add a immersive feeling to the player by surrounding the person with new sights to see.

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Michael Venables. "Eve: Valkyrie -- The Future Of Immersive Virtual Reality Gaming Experience." 2013. 28 Oct. 2013 <http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelvenables/2013/10/20/eve-valkyrie-the-future-of-immersive-virtual-reality-gaming-experience/>


4. Describe some useful purposes for virtual reality besides gaming.

With certain training, doctors would be able to operate on their patients even if they are across the state.

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"Virtual Reality: Medical - Emory University." 28 Oct. 2013 <http://www.emory.edu/BUSINESS/et/virtualreality/medical.htm>


5. Describe some useful purposes for virtual reality for gaming.

With virtual reality players would be able submerge themselves in an augmented world where new and interesting games can take place.

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"Virtual reality gaming is nearly here — we just need the right ..." 2013. 28 Oct. 2013 <http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/virtual-reality-gaming-nearly-here-we-just-need-right-controller-8C11331493>