What is Virtual Reality?

Virtual reality (VR) is a three-dimensional, computer-generated environment experienced through sensory stimuli. While exploring and interacting within a virtual reality, the user becomes immersed through the use of lifelike sights and sounds that are virtually indistinguishable from the real world. Users are typically able to maneuver through VR environments and perform actions which help determine what happens in that environment. VR is often used to simulate real-world environments and perform activities that are too dangerous, expensive or impractical to perform in the real world. Arm focuses on developing innovative CPU and GPU technologies that will power the next generation of VR devices with improved performance and increased power efficiency.

Why is Virtual Reality Important?

VR is an important component of the multi-billion-dollar gaming industry and plays a Key role in the “immersive gaming experience.” Although currently it’s primarily used for entertainment experiences, VR has applications across numerous different industries such as healthcare, military, business, and education. Pilots may use VR programs to learn how to fly an aircraft or practice responding to emergency situations. Surgeons may use it to learn to perform medical procedures. Scientists may use VR for visualization of molecular models, statistical results, or other highly complex concepts. VR can act as the gateway to new discoveries that positively impact human life. Arm provides a host of resources for virtual reality development.

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