The commercial use of 5G is especially helpful for improving the XR industry. This allows high-quality content to emerge and become more affordable to the public. Virtual Reality and other forms of immersive tech can be used in a wide range: from entertainment to accessibility. XR technology advances exponentially, bringing with it a new and more capable environment.
日本企业Jolly Good与Adventure World成立微笑VR联盟，希望借助VR给所有人带来快乐。通过VR沉浸式体验，将愉悦、轻松的内容真切传达给观看者，参与感更强，从而达到全身心的放松。
Enterprises like Jolly Good and Adventure World collaborated to create Smile VR Consortium in hopes to bring joy to everyone, virtually. They’re content focuses on pleasant and relaxing virtual experiences, encouraging users to get more involved, in order to achieve better results.
Smile VR Consortium has a number of different experiences for various age groups and needs. Providing virtual tours in zoos and theme parks to terminally ill children and immersive entertainments for elderly care.
Their content is accessible for people with various lifestyles, allowing them to enjoy it in the comfort of their home.
FXG made a VR public welfare video to support people with amblyopia.
Amblyopia often occurs in children, but it is difficult for children to express their discomfort. FXG shows parents what vision is like for those with amblyopia through an immersive VR video, hoping to encourage parents to give their children eyesight tests and to follow proper protection.
Amblyopia is different from myopia. Myopia can be corrected by wearing glasses. Worse, if not treated early enough, an amblyopic eye may never develop good vision and may even become functionally blind.
Anyone can experience the pain of childbirth thanks to a virtual labor simulation. A form of empathy to bring more care and love.
一项小型研究表明，准妈妈在分娩时使用平静的虚拟现实体验，可以减轻痛苦。在洛杉矶Cedars-Sinai医学中心的妇产科医师Melissa Wong博士进行的半小时测试中，要求参与者对他们的宫缩疼痛程度进行1-10分的评分。收缩期间使用带有“ Labor Bliss”可视化功能的VR设备长达30分钟的人的疼痛平均减轻了0.52，而未佩戴的人的疼痛增加了0.58。
A small study has suggested that expectant mothers who use a calming virtual reality experience during labor could see their pain levels reduced. In a half-hour test conducted by Dr. Melissa Wong, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, participants were asked to score the pain level of their contractions on a scale of 1-10. Those who used the VR headsets with the ‘Labor Bliss’ visualization for up to 30 minutes during contractions reported an average reduction in pain of 0.52, whereas those who didn’t wear the headsets experienced a pain increase of 0.58.While this is a small study, it does pave the way for offering the technology as an alternative to other pain relievers during childbirth.
Better quality content for VR is exploding, saturating the market and driving the development of more immersive hardware. The virtual reality game Half-life:Alyx, has caught the attention of various gamers. Half-Life: Alyx has seen pre-orders surge to more than 300,000. Valve Index VR is on backorder, playing catch up with the demand.
3月下旬开始，VR头显在全球范围内售罄，截止近5月，Oculus Quest和Rift的库存才开始回升，但Index仍在全球范围内缺货，在售出Valve Index的31个地区的库存中，头显设备的供应都被延误了8个星期甚至更长时间。
In May, Oculus Quest and Rift managed to produce more HMD while the company Valve struggled to meet the demand for the Valve Index VR headset. The shipment of headsets has been delayed for over 8 weeks among 31 different regions.
The CCTV panorama livestream has 10 million people watching the construction of Leishenshan and Huoshenshan hospital in the comfort of their home.
Virtual tourism has become a recent trend, replacing live tours. Places like, The Forbidden City, Potala Palace, Disney and other tourist attractions. Various museums are also starting to provide virtual tourism through video and live streaming. Users can view immersive panoramas with multiple angle points, unlike more traditional content which only has a single perspective.
For a while, content played catch up with the abundance of XR hardware entering the market. But Half-Life: Alyx and immersive tourism has changed the tides. VR content has gained traction, and is now improving the XR ecosystem.