From about the late 1980s, we have been intrigued by virtual reality. Advances in technology have consistently brought us to the very edge of what we thought was possible, and still managed to extend the boundaries ever so slightly each year.
Today, in 2010, virtual reality has been expanded once again in the form of virtual vision glasses or goggles. These black, dark-lens glasses look like run-of-the-mill sunglasses, but once put on it becomes apparent that they are certainly not.
Virtual vision glasses are specially crafted electronic viewing and gaming devices. They can be used to watch DVDs or can be hooked up to gaming consoles for superior playing. Wearing the virtual vision glasses is just like watching a 36-inch television from two metres away. The entertainment specs have also been designed to fit comfortably over conventional eyeglasses.
Although these glasses are a growing trend in the entertainment industry, they are also finding a niche in other arenas from dental practices to military training. Their compact size allows them to be used during cosmetic dental procedures. Patients who may have a fear of the dentist, or who need a distraction in order to have work performed, can use the glasses to aid in relaxation prior to and during treatments. Because virtual vision glasses are constructed to standard eyeglasses and sunglasses size, wearing them during a procedure is no different from wearing prescription glasses.
What’s more, military paratroopers among other personnel have found a use for the glasses during training and parachute simulators. Since each pair of glasses comes fitted with AV adaptors, they can be hooked into computers as well as DVD players, and used for computer-based gaming and simulators.
Their compact design means that you can take your virtual vision glasses anywhere. Consider using them if you are a passenger in a car, train or plane. They can be used during a relaxing soak in the bathtub and even while lying in bed. Additionally, you can use the glasses with your computer, which will provide you with a larger, clearer quality picture.
The virtual vision glasses are compatible with both PAL and NTSC video graphics technologies, and are powered by an internal, rechargeable battery, which holds up to eight hours of charge. Other specs of this technological tool is that each pair is lightweight, weighing in at about three ounces. Because the glasses are equipped with a head strap, you don’t have to worry about losing them, either. Simply put them on, strap them into place and enjoy your personal and private cinema any time of day, no matter where you are.
Anyonita is a freelance writer in the cosmetic dental sector, but enjoys fashion, green living and general health matters.