The coronavirus pandemic has affected many industries, and mostly in negative ways. However, VR is one area that may be boosted due to the virus. With the need for social distancing at the moment, VR could be adopted by many industries to help solve problems. Such as:

Music festivals

Restrictions on attending events have meant that VR has become more popular. Many cancelled music festivals have turned to the technology to provide an alternative to the real thing.

Glastonbury’s Shangri-La area has been recreated in VR form, for a two-day online festival featuring many famous names in dance music.

Partnering with VR platform Sansar, the company was able to bring the festival to life for users, even though they were at home. The acts are performed live on a virtual stage as a custom 3D avatar or 2D green screen hologram.



Travel

The travel industry has also utilised VR. High-end hotels have been recording virtual reality tours of their properties so that customers get a feel of the hotel before they book.

For those looking for destination weddings, VR has also come in handy. While it is difficult to travel and look for locations during coronavirus , virtual reality can help customers find their dream venue from their own home.

Technology

VR is also being used by companies to help with tasks while many employees are away from the workplace. Ford has been using VR to design cars, and BP is using it for immersive training sessions.

The NHS has also been using virtual reality for psychological therapy. It can tackle issues from fear of heights to psychosis.

VR has seen a real boost from the pandemic, as more and more businesses are choosing to adopt it to offer a better experience for customers. The real question remains as to whether it will still be used as much after the pandemic.



Fitness, a game-changer for VR

In light of the self-isolation policies, gymnasiums have been closed and many people are turning to at-home workouts to stay fit and healthy. But how?

BoxVR

This innovative game from Fitxr combines boxing with rhythm action gameplay to create a vigorous training session so you can shred calories.

There are 45 workouts to choose from in this game that each varies in length so that you can tailor your workout to your own ability and fitness level. Choose a three-minute session to warm up before your workout or opt for up to a 60-minute session to really test your endurance.

This game is a great upper body and cardiovascular workout and you can even choose your own music to play in the background.

Dance Central

This fun and high-energy dance game will give you a great full-body aerobic workout as you dance to one of its 32 catchy songs. Whether you’re into 1970s funk or contemporary pop, you’re bound to find a track on their list that you’ll love to dance a choreographed routine too.

This game can be played on either Oculus Quest or Oculus Rift and allows you to choose your difficulty level so that you can customise your workout to suit your needs.



Sprint Vector

This innovative game was designed as a way for people to use VR technology without feeling nauseous, so it’s great if you tend to suffer from motion sickness.

With Sprint Vector, you can propel your VR character by swinging your arms from side to side, which is great for helping you break a sweat and burn some calories. If you like your workout to be a little competitive, this is a fun and engaging game to get stuck into.

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