Virtual Reality Technologies

  • Steffi DaveyEmail author
  • Paul Hancock
Part of the Security Informatics and Law Enforcement book series (SILE)


Virtual reality (VR) shows great potential for use in serious games as indicated by experiences in fields ranging from healthcare to therapy and education. Still, VR is not without challenges. This chapter introduces the concept of VR and presents current technological developments. It further illustrates VR use for serious games in case studies and discusses important challenges of VR-based serious games.


Virtual reality VR technology VR-based serious game development Motion sickness Ethical considerations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CENTRIC, Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK

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