At this nascent stage the question remains hanging in the pixelated air like the promise of a better life off-world. What’s the point of virtual reality? will stand the test of time and make the leap to mainstream appeal.As does the associated unknown of whether the tech’s promise of ‘exceptional immersion’
But another idea is to use VR to foster mindfulness by tuning out the day-to-day and tuning into some calming VR vistas. VR mainly means a few gaming experiences with relatively niche appeal (given the pro kit needed to power them), and experimental or quasi-educational content such as virtual tours, now, on the content side, medical therapy, and attempts to foster empathyby embodying another first person perspective.
Power as an escapist medium by using it as a backdrop for guided meditations and has just launched a VR iOS app. U.S. digital health company Provata Health is one of several companies hoping to harness the technology’s
Such as sitting on a beach or next to a waterfall. Idea being you slip on a mobile VR headset and use the app to experience a guided meditation within a 360-degree calming visual environment without needing to put on an iPhone-compatible VR headset just with , (Although Provata’s app can also be used for guided meditations the same peaceful landscape to swipe around onscreen.)
Or look at how your sleep is being affected by taking time out to meditate.Also incorporated into its app: the ability to link health-tracking wearables, such as the Apple Watch, The company says the app can also be used to track pre and post meditation heart rate using just a smartphone camera for those who don’t own a fitness wearable.to quantify the effects of a meditation session on, for example, your resting heart rate.