Virtual reality (VR) is a technology that places users in a fully immersive and intractable virtual environment; making it useful in many different applications. In recent years, VR has seen a rapid expansion both in commercially available hardware as well as software applications. The decline in cost of computing power and production of VR hardware has attributed to this expansion. VR systems vary in complexity. Although all VR systems consist of head-mounted-display (HMD), the most complex systems typically consist of a HMD, hand controllers, and a tracking device(s). These more complex systems provide the most immersive experience by providing high performance visual rendering, accurate positional tracking and intuitive controls for interaction with the virtual environment. Examples of these systems include the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and the many headsets that use Windows Mixed Reality.
The SlicerVR platform provides a single-click VR solution for 3D Slicer based visualization, treatment planning, and so on.