What industries are using virtual reality?

Virtual reality can be used in a number of ways, such as experiences and business processes

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Virtual reality (VR) has come a long way in recent years. The aim is to alter a user's perception with virtual systems, usually delivered via a headset.

One of the earlier attempts at consumer-driven VR was Nintendo's Virtual Boy. But it was a flop, with its small userbase reporting feelings of vertigo and general illness. But more recently, the Oculus Rift championed VR in the consumer space. 

It has particularly proven to be popular in the gaming industry, but more and more businesses are deploying the technology for a variety of purposes, from architecture to manufacturing design and tourism. These are some of the industries that have put VR to good use so far.

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