Researchers capture the images of the sites using drones, which allows them to easily access places that would otherwise be hard to reach. The site itself and the artefacts found are then reconstructed into a detailed virtual environment. The user can explore the surroundings and interact with the artefacts as they find them. This tool has a great potential for archaeological research but also gives the general public a unique opportunity of exploring these sites which not everyone can get access to.
4. Big data management:
A virtual reality tool has been designed to help in data management and analysis. It takes visually dull data and transforms it into an environment where all components have a certain shape, size and colour. This helps the user to quickly identify what s/he is looking for and interacting with these objects in an instinctive manner: grabbing, sliding, pointing etc. Thanks to this tool, rather than sitting at a desk and looking at a screen, users will perform their task in a much more dynamic and exciting manner using the 3D space around them.
5. Pain relief:
Different VR experiences have been specifically designed for medical treatment and can help relieve certain pain and distress caused by cancer, burn wounds and routine medical procedures. It has also shown initial evidence of relieving chronic pain symptoms. Through immersion, VR shifts the mind & body’s attention from the present to a virtual environment, acting on our neurobiological mechanisms. Rather than perceiving pain or anxiety the body interacts with its new surroundings. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015, more than 29,000 people overdosed in the US from prescription pain relievers, such as opioids and benzodiazepines. . The prospect is that VR will eventually present a non-pharmacological alternative to the treatment of pain.