360° Videos as a Low Immersive Virtual Experience
360° Videos have been used to create immersive experiences. As these 360° videos, do not forget to navigate on the screen by swiping with your finger, or using your cursor, to get an overall effect. Some of the uses are shown below:
- 360° Movies
The Jungle Book Amazing New 360° video
360° Great Hammerhead Shark Encounter | National Geographic
- Virtual tours
See https://cospac.es/edu/qLAx for a Munich City Tour using Cospaces
Read more on the advantages of using VR in tourism here. And a review of how it is used in tourism by CNN. And a document with research findings to confirm the advantages of VR for tourism in Australia here.
Tour the Museum of Fine arts and use Google Earth to see the world in this game.
2. Highly Immersive Virtual Experiences
- As an assistive technology for the blind to experience art and sculpture.
Read on making art accessible using VR here.
For architectural design
Architectural Design in Virtual Reality - Full Process - VRtisan - Unreal Engine VR Editor
- In collaborative design work
Digital Geometry for a shared collaborative immersive experience.
- Virtual engineering experiences
The Power of Immersive Virtual Engineering by ESI Group.
The MIDEN Lab University of Michigan provides training for engineers using VR here.
Employees in Volksvagen are trained in VR. Not only that, they are the first car manufacturer to roll out VR technology with the HTC VIVE-VR system.
Extras: For research
Some projects at the ICT's Mixed Reality Lab, at University of Southern California's (USC) Institute for Creative Technologies on virtual reality, augmented reality, and everything in between. The projects explore the intersections of VR and accessibility, avatars, and even aerial drones. For a shorter video on USC see here.
An overview of uses of VR
Wall Street Journal (2016). A Virtual Reality Guide to Virtual Reality (360 Video)