Several VR headset makers create a nonprofit organization to develop best practices

Several VR headset makers create a nonprofit organization to develop best practices

In an evident effort to foster the virtual-reality (VR) industry and to develop best practices, a number of popular VR headset manufacturers have created a non-profit organization called the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA).

The VR manufacturers who have founded the GVRA include Google, Sony, Facebook’s Oculus, Samsung, HTC VIVE, and Acer Starbreeze.

According to the information shared on the GVRA website, the key objective of the non-profit organization is to "promote responsible development and adoption of VR globally.” Towards that end, the members of the organization will research, develop, and share industry best practices.

In addition, the website also states that the founding members of the GVRA will also work to maximize the potential of the platform, and to ensure the gains of their work are shared “as broadly around the world as possible.”

Other than developing and sharing industry best practices, the GVRA will also serve as a resource for policymakers, consumers and industries inclined towards the VR space. Going by a statement posted by Jon Wiley -- Google's director of immersive design -- on the GVRA website, the non-profit organization marks “a necessary first step toward ensuring great VR experiences for everyone."

Health