The Covid-19 pandemic made the benefits of virtual reality even clearer. At a time when everyone needed to distance themselves, for community health and wellness, virtual reality stepped in to connect people. It made work and socialization possible from afar. Not only did this help people adhere to social distancing guidelines, stopping the spread of the virus, but it also helped boost mental health for people who were feeling lonely and isolated during this time.
In the future, virtual reality can continue offering these solutions to people in need. If physical or mental health issues force people into limiting contact with others, they don’t have to be alone. The virtual world provides a safe space to meet and interact with loved ones and new friends. As for physical health, VR gaming has already jumped into the fitness world, offering tons of games that make exercise fun and possible from the comfort of home. No gym or fancy fitness equipment needed! Just ask anyone who has played Beat Saber on hard mode; VR games can break a sweat.