Virtual Reality Continues to Make Inroads in the Sports Industry

A lot of industries can benefit from virtual reality technology. Ranging from education to entertainment and gaming, the opportunities are quite interesting. Surprisingly, it seems VR is gaining a lot of traction in the sports industry. New efforts are being launched around the clock, which shows there are still numerous opportunities waiting to be explored.

The Sports Industry Sees Merit in VR

It has been a pretty interesting year for virtual reality in the sports industry. The MLB, for example, is paying a lot of attention to this technology in terms of making games more immersive. There are also numerous player training opportunities in VR which can effectively gain a lot of traction as more time progresses. Even so, there is still a lot of work to be done prior to making VR a common technology in the sports industry.

At the same time, no one can deny the opportunities which lie ahead. Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality all have their own advantages when it comes to enhancing the sports industry as a whole. NFL Players see a lot of potential in this technology for training practices and making split-second decisions. Honing one’s skills without running the risk of getting injured on the training field is always an option worth exploring.

Although this shows there is plenty of potential for athletes, the amateurs and fans should not be overlooked either. Using VR headsets can let at-home viewers experience the feel of seeing a baseball pitch thrown at one’s face at 100 mph, for example. While that might not be everyone’s cup of tea, it is a way of enhancing the overall experience of watching sports at home.

To make things even more immersive, D-Box Technologies is taking the concept to a whole new level. Its moving seats are now adjusted for sports experiences. Their Formula One VR simulator is getting a lot of attention right now, primarily because it can mimic G-Force and judders. This is not necessarily consumer-grade hardware, but VR arcades can benefit from this new technology in the future.

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By JP Buntinx

JP Buntinx is a FinTech, VR, and Bitcoin enthusiast living in Belgium.