Virtual Reality

Virtual reality (VR) uses are still predominantly contained in gaming fields. As we become more familiar with virtual reality, wider industries are realizing how it could expand our capabilities and change how we work.

Serving as an advanced training method, closing the distance between worldwide companies, and streamlining design processes, VR is an indispensable tool for businesses in a wide range of fields.


One of VR's most impactful and fascinating uses is as a practice tool for medical professionals. A surgeon can put on a VR headset and carry out the exact surgery they are hours away from performing on a real-life patient. It allows surgeons to rehearse surgeries without putting any patient at risk.

VR can also be used to speed up medical innovation. Revolutionary surgeries can be tried with a headset, again with no risk. As a result, new and life-changing surgeries could come into the mainstream quicker.

VR could revolutionize the teaching of medicine. It provides a risk-free environment for medical students to practice their techniques. It works by recording high-definition video of intricate surgeries and combining it with CGI models of the human body. This produces immersive and interactive training experiences. The technology can remember different pathways and outcomes. It, therefore, provides an educational tool that can be used repeatedly.


Within the construction industry, VR means people can walk through their designs before beginning any physical work. An architect can create a virtual drawing to tweak and troubleshoot before building anything concrete. This could save endless amounts of time and money that would before have gone to waste on failed designs and wasted materials.

With the ability to rectify possible faults and construction errors during the building process, customer satisfaction could rise. Able to better troubleshoot projects while they are being built, the chances of the client being happy and the finished result successful increase.


In manufacturing, VR revolutionizes the prototyping process. Like construction, products can be built virtually to assess their successes or failures. VR means the design process can be more thorough and less likely to create failed products by eliminating waste materials.

With both construction and manufacturing, VR closes distances and streamlines work processes. Teams can work in real-time on the same projects from opposite sides. This reduces the need to be in the same office simultaneously. Time zones need no longer factor into project timescales as individuals can pick up the project independently of other team members.


VR has the potential to completely change the ‘try before you buy’ mentality. With the high street suffering, VR offers a new way to approach the retail industry. Shops can incorporate VR headsets to present more stock to the consumer, reducing the space needed in-store. It also offers an opportunity for the consumer to have an immersive retail experience from the comfort of their home.

Also beneficial for training purposes, VR headsets can allow sales teams to practice customer interaction. Able to experience different scenarios virtually, VR creates a new way to train retail staff.

VR has already far exceeded its beginnings in gaming. Businesses within all industries can utilize and enjoy the technological advancements of VR. Healthcare, construction, manufacturing, and retail are some sectors already experimenting with VR’s capabilities.

If you want to learn more about how virtual reality can help your business, contact Antycip Simulation.

Related posts