Google provides developers with two virtual reality (VR) platforms: Cardboard, the world’s most popular and accessible mobile VR platform, and Daydream, a new platform for low-latency, immersive, and interactive mobile VR.

VR is going to be huge with many uses such as education, games and defence. VR allows for the simulation of experiences so it is particularly good for simulating dangerous activities. The amount of immersion in VR depends on the interfaces – e.g. headset only, with sensors, moving ground plate which adds to the experience.

Searching for Google Cardboard on Amazon reveals a huge number of kits available to start experimenting. They literally allow you to strap your phone to your face and contain a lens to bend the screen to create the VR effect.

VR is undoubtedly going to be a huge part of the future of human-computer interaction. Google Cardboard is one of the most accessible ways to start developing VR apps.