Virtual reality (VR) is a digitally created experience that completely immerses the user in a simulated world. For example, you could be climbing Mount Everest or duelling Darth Vader – all from your front room. VR is typically facilitated by handheld controllers and a headset worn directly over the eyes. In larger group settings, VR may involve gigantic screens and loudspeakers.
VR technology has seen a rise in commercial popularity recently, with advancements in entertainment, businesses, education, and medical research.