Kansas City Newsroom: Virtual reality technology expands to a blitz of uses, including football

Because players work on mental reps in EON Sports VR’s Virtual Reality simulation rather than engaging in physical play, this simulation could also lower the rate of injuries, including concussions.

“With this technology, you can do four plays in a minute. Cool!” said Brendan Reilly, CEO of Eon Sports, a Kansas City startup company that produces the training program.

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Reilly’s football software is among a tidal wave of VR programs being developed for introduction to consumers in the next year. The military already uses VR in some training exercises, but the technology has potential uses in other areas, such as entertainment and home improvement. Architects, for instance, can create life-size virtual models of buildings rather than relying on traditional physical models.

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2015-07-23T01:51:05+00:00