The dream of immersion in a virtual environment has existed for several decades. In the nineties, movies made consumers’ dreams come true. However, the companies at that time did not have any products ready for the market. The hype of the nineties ultimately failed due to high costs and immature electronics.
Revolution through current technologies
With the latest display and sensor electronics, a completely new generation of end devices is waiting in the wings. In particular, the young Californian company Oculus VR has provided the impetus for the current new developments with its first product Oculus Rift - in cooperation with Samsung. Well-known companies like Google, Microsoft, Valve/HTC and Sony have since launched similar products.
The potential uses of virtual reality have only just begun to be explored. Nevertheless, an unprecedented range of applications can already be imagined. Applications can easily be found across numerous fields; such as culture (virtual archaeology and museums, architecture), research (simulation of complex structures, investigation of consumer behavior), development (building planning, simulation, CAD design), life sciences (virtual operations in medicine, training and knowledge transfer, training and simulation of rescue operations, therapy of physical and mental impairments), sales (virtual vehicle inspection) and entertainment (games, communication, films).
In combination with our own CAD products, we can develop tailor-made applications for your purpose. This is possible with the now freely available Oculus Rift and HTC Vive systems, as well as in the mobile sector with Samsung Gear VR. Anyone who has experienced this virtual revolution "with their own eyes" can attest: "Seeing is Believing"!