Huge news! A super, dear friend of mine got me the Oculus Rift + Touch after reading about how it can benefit chronically ill people.
I have spent the past day looking up all the different things I can do. I am really, really excited about the idea of "getting out" of this bedroom I have been stuck in for so long while I try to fight this disease. I am really excited about a game called "The Climb" in which you simply climb rocks and explore caves. The graphics are beautiful and I hear it is a great work out. So, that is first on my buy list but I won't be able to buy any games for awhile. Luckily, it comes with 7 free games and there are tons of free experiences for me to explore! :D
Seriously though, check out these graphics!
I can now not only do things I can't do in reality with this disease at this time but I can also travel to places I couldn't afford to in reality. I can visit famous museums. I can go to the grand canyon and float through rivers. I can hang out on a tropical beach. I can meditate in a temple. I can mountain climb. I can see wild animals up close. I can float through the human body and mind and learn about the inner workings. I can go to outer space! I can hang out with alien species! Well, you get the idea it is pretty endless.
Oh, but let's not forget I can friggin draw and 3d model in virtual reality!!!
I can make actual .obj files when 3d modeling. I can also get tilt brush and paint in 3d. I can paint using quill as well. There are quite a few really top notch art programs and I can't wait to explore that world. I will be able to paint a 3d scape surrounding me. Anything I can dream up and manage to draw I can have in front, behind, beside, below, and above me! ^_^
I will be able to socialize in my room!
Another feature that is particularly helpful for a person in my condition is the social aspect. I will definitely be hanging out in VR chat and meeting people and playing games with people but also me and my pal are going to watch films together using bigscreen in virtual reality and I read you can choose your location and watch in a theatre or on the moon! :D I will be able to gesture with my hands and head and there is a mic built in. So, my buddy can hear when I gasp in horror during spooky movie night!
There is so much more I am excited about and I intend to review and talk about my experience in VR and how it helps me as a chronically ill person living in isolation. I wish more people had access to VR and computers that can handle VR. The only reason I have a PC up to the job is thanks to Steemit. :')