If you’re not a gamer or an early adopter of new tech, you may have dismissed virtual reality (VR) as just another hype that few and selected people can afford.
I was one of those non-gamers just a few months ago. But slowly VR is gaining traction and cheaper equipment comes to market. I believe the cheapest glasses are only 15 US dollars on eBay. Almost the same price as a movie ticket and that experience lasts only for few hours. I am convinced. I bet a year from now, people are going to watch movies and play VR games just about anywhere, and we won’t even think twice. Virtual reality is available for everyone. And it's so realistic that you can easily forget you’re experiencing something created by a computer. It's easy to escape the harsh reality.
Next step is that we begin to see the possibilities VR offers for everyday use. It is already being used for meditation, mindfulness and sports. Doctors are using VR to train for a difficult procedure. Children can experience less pain if they play VR games during their treatments. Doctors are more and more using VR in pain management. VR is even used with veterans suffering from PTSD.
It'll be interesting to see whats the next big VR breakthrough in our every day lives and especially in health care. Technology advances so fast, new innovations and applications pop up more and more. One of them being Varjo 20/20 glasses, an innovation from Finland, promising a human eye resolution. Can you imagine what possibilities that opens for us? I certainly can. That is one reason why I decided to jump off the corporate ladder and go full on with MelloVR. And can't wait for you to get your hands on it, it's the next best thing after fidget spinner. Haha, just kidding. Or am I. Some estimates suggest that more than 200 million spinners have shipped to retailers.