What industries are using virtual reality?

Here are some of the most exciting use cases of VR today, across industries from healthcare to film

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VR has been a slow burn technology. While the first commercial use Oculus Rift VR headset shipped in 2013, we're still a long way off from the kind of cinematic, immersive experiences that have been a cornerstone of our sci-fi imaginings since the term 'virtual reality' was first used in this context in The Judas Mandala, a 1982 novel by Damien Broderick about time travel. 

Virtual reality patently has massive potential in the realms of gaming, film and general entertainment, but the number of use cases for the tech is growing across industries from architecture to manufacturing design to tourism.

Here are some of the industries experimenting with VR today.  

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