16 Oct '17, 12pm

#VirtualReality for defence less about ‘reality’ than results https://t.co/I1VbtaYGoY

#VirtualReality for defence less about ‘reality’ than results https://t.co/I1VbtaYGoY

Marines training with untethered virtual reality headsets. Image: John Williams As the old story goes, when the Lumière brothers first screened their short film ‘The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station’ for the general public in 1896, the audience was so overwhelmed by the sight of a steam train moving towards the lens that they screamed and dived for the exits. While this quaint anecdote has since been dismissed as an urban legend , the evolution of motion picture into immersive, virtual reality (VR) and 3D imagery has undoubtedly had a genuine physical impact on viewers. From audiences ducking to ‘avoid’ moving objects on the screen to gamers suffering motion sickness when using the latest headsets, the gap between reality and simulation is slowly disappearing. SEE ALSO: Counter-terrorism goes virtual The defence world has identified the benefits of this. The market ...

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