Vir­tual re­al­ity at its best

Jamaica Gleaner - - FEATURE - Pay­ton H. Wilmott Con­trib­u­tor

IT’S AMAZ­ING at how far vir­tual re­al­ity has come since its in­cep­tion, and Tech Times had a first­hand look at what real VR is all about with the help of Clan Pro Cir­cuit.

WHAT IS VIR­TUAL RE­AL­ITY (VR)?

Do you re­mem­ber the movie TRON? If not, well, for­got that. VR these days are much more vis­ually im­pres­sive than that crap. Just by simply putting on a head­gear, you are in­stantly trans­ported to an­other liv­ing world that will to­tally im­merse you. What most might not know is that there are dif­fer­ent types of VR. The ex­pe­ri­ence you will get from some de­vices like the Sam­sung Gear VR is to­tally dif­fer­ent from what you would get from the HTC Vive or the Ocu­lus Rift. The Gear VR puts you in a world that you can look around, but the HTC Vive puts you in a world where you can look around and also walk around in as well. When you pair these two sim­ple ac­tions, you’ll be amazed how life-like things can get for the user.

WHAT IS THE VIVE LIKE?

Clan Pro Cir­cuit had a ton of VRready demos and games for us to choose from, but two re­ally stood out of the bunch. One was called The Thrill of the Fight, and this game places you in the ring with a boxer to duke it out. You’ll have to stick and move a lot to win any matches in this game. There was also an­other game that dropped you in the mid­dle of a gun bat­tle that has you duck­ing for cover and reload­ing guns while look­ing for en­e­mies. Words can’t ex­press how in­volved we were while play­ing games with the HTC Vive.

Af­ter an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with the HTC Vive, the team from Clan Pro Cir­cuit also in­formed us about many other ways per­sons can use VR apart from gam­ing. They said that it’s now pos­si­ble to do 3D map­ping of an area and in­put that in­for­ma­tion into the VR sys­tem to al­low you to see and walk around it. Also, you can visit ac­cu­rately de­tailed his­toric land marks across the world with the VR head­set. So if you are look­ing for some­thing more ed­u­ca­tional and prac­ti­cal, this de­vice is still an op­tion.

FI­NAL THOUGHTS

It’s an ex­cit­ing new world when it re­lates to VR and it’s al­ways grow­ing with new ways to ap­ply it. Not to men­tion that a Ja­maica-based com­pany like Clan Pro Cir­cuit has the ex­pe­ri­ence and knowl­edge to set up, demon­strate, and in­te­grate any data for VR use. They are mak­ing VR much more ac­ces­si­ble to the pub­lic and any­one else that needs the ex­pe­ri­ence for busi­ness or plea­sure.

Check out more of Clan Pro Cir­cuit work at: In­sta­gram: @Clan­pro­cir­cuit Twit­ter: @Clan­pro­cir­cuit Face­book: Clan Pro Cir­cuit

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