After a Chic-Fil-A pitstop at Perimeter Mall in GA, I stumbled upon the Microsoft Store. It’s the Bill Gates version of the Apple Store. While there, I finally got a chance to demo their VR gaming system. This was my first time trying anything VR… Two words… In… Tense… In ‘cause well it felt like I was actually in the game, and Tense because I was playing an Alien Invasion game… I’m not a huge gamer, so it took me a little while to get used to the controls, but once I did, I was blown away. The only way to describe it is Virtual Reality; you have to try it yourself to understand. It felt real! Definitely on my wishlist this Christmas.
Like I said I’m not a huge gamer, but I’ve always been intrigued; even as I got older exploring gaming as a teaching tool was something I found cool. To think how far we’ve come with these video games. I had the original Nintendo Entertainment System so I remember when Mario was only 8bits and two dimensional.
After making a ripe fool of myself in the middle of Perimeter Mall, I got to thinking… I wonder if they use this for rehabilitation purposes. I recall “Wii-Hab” which quickly prompted me to do a Google search. I stumbled upon VR Health; they develop breakthrough medical and wellness applications using Virtual Reality.