Understanding the real world

The real-world uses for virtual reality

Think of virtual reality and you will probably conjure up images of fantastical landscapes in a game or film set. But VR can also be embedded in reality to give people more understanding of the world around them. Increasingly it is being used as a tool by journalists, teachers, healthcare workers and retailers. The BBC took a look at a few of the more unexpected uses of the technology. Autism understood. Surveys suggest that while 99% of people have heard of autism, only 16% really understand what it means. In the UK, more than a quarter of autistic people have been asked to leave a public place, such as a restaurant. ….[READ]