Ways virtual reality could take off beyond gaming: How is VR being used?

Charlotte Jee
Charlotte Jee

Charlotte Jee

Charlotte is Techworld editor. She joined as senior reporter in April 2014 having previously worked as assistant editor at Government Computing.

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Virtual reality and augmented reality technologies have featured prominently in technology news in recent years, with no signs that they're set to disappear from the headlines any time soon.

HTC Vive, Facebook’s Oculus Rift, Microsoft’s Hololens and Playstation’s gaming-focused headset have all launched to huge demand.

So far, much of the commentary has focused on VR and AR's appeal to gamers. But could they take off in other sectors too?

Here are just a few sectors where VR and AR could have a huge impact.

Read Next: What is VR? What is AR? Read our handy explainer guide.

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