Virtual reality (VR) headsets were originally envisioned and have primarily been used for gaming & simulation, but many think they will be expanding and become more diverse – one of those opportunities is entering the ‘smart home’ market.
What is now being envisioned is the ability to have a VR experience at a live concert or sports event, all in the comfort of a specially designed VR room in your home. Accompanying this is in the not-so-distant future, will hopefully be the introduction of VR movies – to watch at the cinema and at home. Even though we have to wait a while for full VR integration with smart home devices, VR can already be used for an immersive gaming experience in your home, for a truly heart-pounding experience to have alone or with friends.
Virtual reality systems are also beginning to be utilised for the purposes of showing clients what their house or building will look like. This virtual walk-through can allow you to see and visualize in real life your architect’s design. VR can also be used to design the layout of your home in terms of how you want it furnished, which anyone knows is a huge bonus of being able to see everything in place before anything is purchased. VR also allows you to have an insight into the scale of the project, and maybe most importantly, ‘feel’ what it will be like to be in that space visually.