Head-mounted displays (HMDs) for virtual reality (VR) have been available for decades. Today’s HMDs, combined with incredible computing power not available decades ago, are at price points that make them ideal for individual or possibly enterprise-wide deployment. VR in HMDs has been proven in applications such as:
- Task training for product assembly and service
- Situational VR training such as safety awareness and personal interactions
- Initial product design review (before sharing with larger teams)
- Presentation experiences
- Pilot projects to build business cases for investment in large-scale VR such as video walls and fully immersive workspaces.
- And more…
Although many HMDs can be purchased online, they may not be the best choice for some use cases. When HMDs will be used for detailed images and collaboration, there are variables in the technology that may need to be considered to ensure goals will be met. Head-mounted display models vary by capability, image quality/resolution, and immersive field of view. How the HMD connects to other collaborators also needs to be assessed.