What is Virtual Reality? The term Virtual Reality (VR) is used by many different people and currently has many meanings. There are some people to whom VR is a specific collection of technologies, that is a Head Mounted Display, Glove Input Device and Audio. However, the general concept of the systems goes way beyond that. "Virtual Reality is a way for humans to visualize, manipulate and interact with computers and extremely complex data"
showed first 75 words of 873 total
showed last 75 words of 873 total
systems. Here the computer generated inputs are merged with telepresence inputs and the users view of the real world. A surgeon's view of a brain surgery is overlaid with images from earlier CAT scans and real-time ultrasound. A fighter pilot sees computer generated maps and data displays inside his fancy helmet visor.
Walrath, Kathy. Performance Computing Magazine: Full Throttle, Feb 1999
Hall, Jon. Cio WebBusiness Magazine: TomorrowLand, Dec 1998
Kalin Sari. PC Magazine: VR Fever, Nov 1998