Blog post #5 Answering my Main Inquiry Question

For capstone you have to make a essay on your research it was pretty easy because all you had to do was make it on all of your research in it. here is my essay and it is really long.

What are the Main Uses of Virtual Reality?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

By Henry      



What is virtual reality? According to a blog on the website “newgenapps,”Virtual reality (VR)  is a way to create a computer-generated environment that immerses the user into a virtual world.”  To use, someone needs to have a headset hooked up to a computer. How is VR used today? According to Alayna Mansell, a Digital Marketing Specialist, the five main uses of virtual reality (VR) include: military, sports/fitness, mental health, medical training, and education.



       The military in the U.K. and the U.S. use VR in army navy and airforce. The U.K. and the U.S. have both started using virtual reality in their training as it allows them to be able to train in different situations like being attacked by other people in a war, or flying an airplane, or even throwing a bomb.


VR is revolutionising the sports industry for both players and viewers. It is helpful for the players because it can get them in shape.

VR helps the viewer’s experience because they can watch the game they want to watch on the headset. This is helpful because if you did not get a ticket to the game you want to watch you can just watch it from your headset, it is also much cheaper then buying a ticket to a game.

VR changed fitness because you used to only go to the gym, but now you have another option you could play Virtual Reality. There are games like Box VR, Knockout League and more. Going to the gym is still better, but playing Virtual Reality Is more fun. The top sports that are benefiting from VR are

  • American Football
  • Nascar
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Poker


Mental  Health

It has also been used to treat anxiety, phobias, and depression. Virtual reality technology can provide a safe area for patients to come into contact with things they fear, while staying in a safe environment because they can’t get hurt in VR.

VR has become a primary method for treating post-traumatic stress. Using VR exposure therapy, which is a therapy that helps people calm down with visualization, a person enters a re-enactment of a traumatic event. It has also been used to treat anxiety, phobias and depression.


Medical Training

        Medical and dental students will be able to train when they are in VR. For example they could perform a surgery or pulling out a tooth. This is good because if they mess up, it will not harm anybody. They are also able to practice as long as they want to.



         Virtual reality has been helping in education for teaching and learning situations. Students are able to interact with each other within a three dimensional environment. This helps students with their social skills.    

        Students can also be taken on virtual field trips. For example, with VR, students can take tours of the solar system and go back in time to different eras.

Students with special needs, such as autism, are also using VR technology. Research has found VR can be a motivating platform to safely practice social skills for children. A company called Floreo has developed virtual reality scenarios that allow children to learn and practice skills such as pointing, making eye contact, and building social connections. Parents can also follow along and interact by using a linked table. This helps students with their social skills. The subjects VR help most in are

  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • History


          In conclusion, VR is more than just gaming. VR is an inexpensive way to virtually travel to places that people are unable to visit. Doctors can train for surgery while using VR. Mentally ill people can use VR to calm them down. Military and educators can train soldiers and students with VR. Using VR is a great way to exercise too! I hope that many of you will use VR more often because VR has so many options!






Blog post #3 Interview

For my capstone I am interviewing  Aaron Stanton who is the Director of Virtual Reality Institute of Health and Exercise. I am interviewing him because he looks like he has good experience in the Virtual Reality field. The Virtual Reality Institute of Health and Exercise is in California. At the Virtual Reality Institute of Health and Exercise they have Virtual Reality games that help you with fitness some of the Virtual Reality games they have are Knockout league, Electronauts, Cricket Club, Gorn, and much much more. If you want to see my interview questions for Aaron Stanton look down below.


  1. What is your experience with virtual reality?
  2. Why did you decide to work in the V.R industry? How long have you been in it for?
  3. What do you like most about your job?  What do you find the most challenging about your job?
  4. What do you think about VR fitness in general?
  5. What do you think is the best VR fitness game? Why?
  6. What is your favorite fitness VR game? Why?
  7. What is your experience with VR goggles or other VR accessories? (There is a picture of a man wearing a SFSU t-shirt with a mask on this face. How does the mask help the VR experience?)
  8. Your website says you rate games based on MET.  I did a little research and found it stands for metabolic equivalent, but I’m a bit confused because the description sounds like calories burned. Please describe this in simple terms.
  9. Do people only use the games you have at the Institute or can they borrow them to use at home?
  10. Are all the VR games single player or can some be multiplayer? If it can be multiplayer do all the players have to be at the Institute or can some players be at a different location?
  11. How else is the value of the games you use at the Institute assessed? For example, do some games make a player want to play longer which means they get more of a workout?  Or, do some games help a player build on a skill like get better at boxing?
  12. What are the advantages of using VR for fitness?
  13. What are the disadvantages of using VR for fitness?
  14. How has the cost of VR fitness changed over time?
  15. How has VR has revolutionized fitness?
  16. ges of using VR for fitness?
  17. What are the disadvantages of using VR for fitness?
  18. How has the cost of VR fitness changed over time?
  19. How has VR has revolutionized fitness?


And yes this took a long time.

Capstone Blog post #2 : Picking sub Questions

For my capstone I have to choose 5 – 7 sub questions, that I basically have to answer in my presentation. My sub questions are :

What are the top 5 best V.R. game

1.Box V.R.

2. Knockout League

3. The Thrill of the Fight

4. Sparc       

5. Audio Shield

What is the history of V.R.’s use in fitness

In the process

What are the advantages of using V.R.

1.Little to no risk

2.You save time and money

3.Simplifies complex prob/solution

4.Suitable for different learning styles

5.Innovative and enjoyable

What are the disadvantages of using V.R.


Lack of flexibility


Who uses V.R.

In the process

I choose those because the are related to my main inquiry question. ( How has V.R. revolutionized fitness) so far I have not completed all of them but I finished most of them.

Capstone Blog Post #1 Choosing a topic

In my class my teacher assigned us project called Capstone. Capstone is a Ted Talk, Ignite, or Movie. I have not ye decided what I’m going to do out of those three topics. For a Capstone you have to have a topic.

My top two topics are baseball and World War 2. I choose baseball because I have loved it since I was 3. I choose World War 2 because it is a very important time in history and I would want to study it. I choose baseball over World War 2 because I am much more passionate about it.

Interview Question – Interview: #2

When I was making my interview questions for my interview it was pretty easy. Mrs.Edwards made it easier for us because she gave us a sample sheet with sample questions. It was easier because if I had to make 15 questions by myself i don’t know what i do.

I also had my friends they gave me ideas and i built of of those ideas. Some of my questions were where did you arrive, how old were you when you came to america, etcetera.

Here are my questions:

Rube Goldberg #6: Benefits of Having a Team

Overall I thought that the Rube Goldberg was a super super fun project and i could not have done it without my team. Having a team was a super big advantage.

One example of how having a team was a super big advantage is because when we were deciding what we were going to do for are Rube Goldberg was super easy because we all had a ton of ideas. This shows how having a team is a super big advantage.

Another example of how having a team is a super big advantage is because when we were building if somebody needed to hold something like cardboard it was easy because we had a lot of people. This shows how having a team is a super big advantage.

Rube Goldberg #3: Building the Rube Goldberg

When we decided what we were doing, we had to find out how to build it. We had a problem Manu’s brother Santi took most of the Dominos, so we had to wisely use them. I realized I had dominoes so I brought them. When we were building we messed up a lot and it was annoying to rebuild it over and over and over. When we were testing we realized my dominoes were to small, Manu had to buy more so it would work.

Rube Goldberg #2: What it was Doing at the end

We finally knew what house it was going to be at, but what was the Rube Goldberg going to do at the end?

When we were deciding we had to comprimes we had to figure the step that would complete it. The first thing we thought it was going to do is make it play some music but that was to hard we would need really good accuracy with a marble or something that was going to hit the mouse pad. That was really hard to figure out so we changed it to making a ping pong ball land on a map we will go wherever it landed on the map.

Rube Goldberg #1: Making Groups

Making groups was not that hard because only three of my closest friends where in my class so that made it pretty easy for us to decide are group.

One problem though was that other people wanted to be me to be in there group. That made things a little tricky so I told them that I was already in a group because I did not want to hurt their feelings. My team ended up being Me, Pj, Nathan, and Manu.

Another problem was once we got groups we had to decide what house we where going to do it at. We thought we were going to do it at my house but my housekeeper  would mess it up. Then i told my group I would tell her not to touch it and they said fine. We still had three other houses but Manu’s was better, we ended up picking out of a hat and it was Manu’s house.


I think that Martin Luther King JR was a very important man because  he taught people to use there words and not their hands. He was a very brave man and he had a lot of speeches that inspired people to follow in his footsteps. Today people are still following in his footsteps. Martin Luther King Jr attended college at the age 16 at Morehouse college in Alabama. He was married to Correta Scott in 1953 June 18.

I created a timeline of his life. To see it click the link down below.