The Origin of Virtual Reality

It’s hard to believe that virtual reality (VR) is anything but a recent invention. The term was coined in the 1980s, and since then, VR has made huge strides in both technology and popularity. But where did VR come from? How did the concept of a virtual world come about? And what were the very […]

Should You be Adopting Virtual Reality for Your Business?

Oil Painting of VR Headset

Training is a key part of any business, but it can be hard to find the time and resources to take your employees through complex processes. Virtual reality can revolutionize training, allowing you to bring employees into your company’s facilities or even into other businesses. The benefits of using virtual reality for training in a […]

How VR is Changing the Field of Medical Training

Virtual reality technology is starting to change the way medical students are trained and taught. It allows for a more immersive experience, where hands-on training is possible without having to leave your home. Virtual reality is a relatively new technology and it’s still in its infancy — but that doesn’t mean that it won’t soon […]

The Metaverse: Reality vs. Virtuality

The metaverse is the name for a shared virtual world, intended to be the embodiment of the internet. While it’s been around since 1992, when Neal Stephenson coined the word in his novel Snowcrash, recent advances in VR headset technology have moved us closer to realizing this concept. Now everyone from Meta (Facebook) to small […]

The Difference Between Augmented and Virtual Reality

When it comes to virtual reality (VR), most people think of computer-generated simulations that allow you to experience what it would be like to be in another place. However, there is another type of immersive technology that is becoming increasingly popular, and that is augmented reality (AR). Augmented Reality With AR, digital information is overlaid […]

How to enable 16:9 aspect ratio recording on the Meta Quest 2 (2022)

Recording gameplay footage from your Meta Quest 2 is a great way to show off a VR project or share your experience with friends. By default, the headset records in a 1:1 aspect ratio (1024 x 1024 pixels), whilst this is okay for some use cases, a lot of the time footage in a 16:9 […]

How to sideload a VR App onto the Quest 2 (2022)

Although the Meta Quest Store holds many fantastic games and applications we often need to load an application onto the headset directly. This is a simple process thanks to various tools available, the main two are SideQuest and the Oculus Developer Hub. In this article we will use the official Oculus Developer Hub to side-load […]

Virtual Reality: The Training Ground of the Future

Virtual reality has been used for training since the early 1990s, when the technology was first developed. It has since been used for a variety of training applications, including military, medical and industrial. It is beneficial as it allows businesses to train employees in a realistic environment without the need for expensive, physical equipment or […]

Degrees of Freedom, or Angles of Limitation?

There are many different types of VR headsets on the market, and it can be hard to know which one is the right companion for you and your project. Do you need a 3DOF VR headset, or a 6DOF VR headset? What’s the difference, and which one is better for the application you need? What […]