Virtual reality is allowing for all kinds of changes in industries like healthcare and real estate to the automobile industry and even gaming. From new ways to teach students to innovative ways to showcase properties and travel destinations, here are five industries virtual reality is changing for good.

1. The Automotive Industry

Virtual reality is making it easier for engineers to plan designs for new vehicles without having to create expensive prototypes. Car dealerships are also to use VR to show potential car buyers a virtual showroom online. They can explore features like the dashboard and trunk space in their new Range Rover Velar or view the engine up close on their new Maserati Gran Turismno.

New car buyers can even go on a virtual test drive to explore the new 2020 Porsche 911 or take out a new supercharged Kawasaki 2020 Z H2. Or, VR can be used by automotive dealerships to let consumers view two vehicles side-by-side to help them find the best leasing or purchase options.

2. Real Estate and Real Estate Development

Realtors have new ways to showcase homes now that virtual reality is being integrated into their real estate listings. They can show potential homeowners an open house or show future buyers what a new property will look like once construction is complete.

Real estate developers can even create future housing and business developments online without the need for costly, physical real estate display models. This also helps them sort out any potential issues with new properties or dimensions.

3. Online Casinos

Virtual reality is letting casinos bring gambling entertainment right into people’s homes. With new virtual casinos, gamblers can enjoy a high-stakes hand of Omaha Hold ‘Em or enjoy their favorite Vegas slot machines.

New features make online gambling more interactive and players can speak to other players or ask the casino host questions. Gamblers can tour their virtual casinos and look for “hot” machines or collect points and get ready for an upcoming slot tournament.

4. The Medical Industry

Virtual reality is making innovative changes in how medical practices operate – literally. VR is now being used to help RN, medical and dental students observe procedures up-close. They no longer have to rely on videos or demonstrations with animal cadavers. They can view human bodies and witness real procedures step-by-step.

VR is also being used to help physicians make accurate diagnoses without the need for invasive surgeries. It’s also being used in cognitive therapy to help patients with social anxieties or phobias or those suffering from PTSD.

5. The Construction and Architectural Industries

Architects and engineers are now able to use VR to help with creating new building models. There’s less paperwork and human errors to worry about and fewer miscommunications with design builds. VR uses 3D models and tools that can simplify the construction process and make building design more efficient. It’s easier for contractors and architects to see designs in an immersive format without the need for blueprints and building models.

Final Thoughts

Virtual reality is changing how consumers live and shop. It’s affecting purchases, travel and healthcare. From how physicians diagnose patients to how real estate is shown, VR allows for immersive experiences that can simplify a building’s design or show a new car owner what their custom features will look like. As VR integrates more in different types of industries, expect to see businesses like car dealerships and travel websites including VR capabilities for consumers that want to explore this innovative technology.