Virtual reality is changing how we see the world – and revolutionising how we treat pain, investigate psychology and other scientific endeavours.
Surgeons and their patients are finding that virtual reality can relieve the pain and stress of operations – and it’s safer and cheaper than sedatives. Mosaic travels with Jo Marchant to a Mexican mountaintop village to visit a clinic with a difference.
Here we take a quick tour through the virtual worlds currently in use:
Additional footage used under a Creative Commons attribution licence:
- First Head mounted display 1965 The Sword of Damocles – Andrey Klimenko
- Virtual Reality Fitness: 429 Squats in 20 Minutes of HoloPoint – Tim Donahey
- Europe's first virtual reality cinema – samhoudinspirations