Stanford Event Seeks Innovative Uses of VR for Behavioural Health

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Stanford Event Seeks Innovative Uses of VR for Behavioural Health
The first VR Innovation Lab for Behavioral and Brain Health takes place on October 7th at Brainstorm, Stanford University’s new VR/AR startups laboratory. Selected finalists will pitch their innovative solutions for behavioural health problems to the audience and a panel of expert judges, culminating in a Grand Prize Award and Audience Award. Following the launch […]
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‘Greenland Melting’ Uses VR To Shine A Light On Global Warming

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‘Greenland Melting’ Uses VR To Shine A Light On Global Warming
Journalism meets VR in this PBS funded film highlighting the gradual melting of Arctic ice. I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but the environment isn’t doing so well. Ridiculous levels of carbon emissions, a heavy reliance on fossil fuels and a lack of general concern to rising temperatures across the globe have begun showing their […]
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HypeVR Uses ARKit as a Portal Into Volumetric Video Content

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HypeVR Uses ARKit as a Portal Into Volumetric Video Content
HypeVR is developing volumetric video tech which we called “a glimpse at the future of VR video,” when we got to see it back in January. Now the company has adapted their system for Apple’s ARKit, showing how phone-based augmented reality can be used to view volumetric footage, and allow users to step through a […]
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Experimental iPhone App Uses AR To Suspend Your Images In Mid-Air

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Experimental iPhone App Uses AR To Suspend Your Images In Mid-Air
Apple and augmented reality have both been mentioned in conversation a few times, most recently in our report on a new patent for Light Field AR. Now there’s a conversation about Apple AR of a different flavor due to a creator’s first experiment with apps. Reported on Gizmodo, creator Dan Monaghan’s Float0 gives you an image gallery […]
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Solidhaus Uses ARKit To Preview Virtual Houses In The Real World

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Solidhaus Uses ARKit To Preview Virtual Houses In The Real World
Another day, another stunningly intuitive use for Apple’s ARKit. While yesterday brought us an intriguing AR manual app, today we’ve got what could be a revolution for the construction industry. Solidhaus is already using VR to deliver realistic architecture visualization. You’ve heard the use case a thousand times by now; home owners might want to […]
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This ARKit App Uses Virtual Footsteps To Show You How To Dance

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This ARKit App Uses Virtual Footsteps To Show You How To Dance
Got two left feet? Want to wow your partner with your best moves? This new app built on Apple’s ARKit debuts a brilliant new way to teach people to dance. All you’ll need is an iPhone. Dance Reality, as the app is called, was concieved by two Seattle-based salsa dancers following the debut of Apple’s […]
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Holovis Uses Giant Robot Arms for Intense VR Motion Simulated Experiences

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Holovis Uses Giant Robot Arms for Intense VR Motion Simulated Experiences
First demonstrated to theme park executives at the Asian Attractions Expo in Singapore last month, Holovis’ R3ex (Rideable Realtime Robot Experiences) project combines virtual reality with four/six-axis robot arm amusement rides. The technology claims to offer the rider genuine interactivity and ‘complete agency’ over the experience, including real-time control of the motion profile. Theme parks […]
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VR for Good: Holograms From Syria Uses HoloLens To Bring Images Of War To Everyday Life

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VR for Good: Holograms From Syria Uses HoloLens To Bring Images Of War To Everyday Life
For many of us, the world’s problems are all too easy to forget, especially when we’re far removed from tragic disasters and global conflicts. We simply put it to the backs of our minds and continue about our day. But what if you couldn’t escape those horrors? What if they populated the world around you, […]
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Norfolk Uses VR Headset to Teach About Road Safety

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Norfolk Uses VR Headset to Teach About Road Safety
Samsung Gear VR is collaborating with NFRS to deliver thousands of VR headsets to teach youth of road security during Royal Norfolk Show, taking place on June 28-29, 2017. People will have a chance to be virtually present in a car crash and especially show the results of being diverted from the wheel while utilizing […]
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LG Uses Augmented Pixels’ Sensor for Better Robot Navigation and VR Tracking

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LG Uses Augmented Pixels’ Sensor for Better Robot Navigation and VR Tracking
Augmented Pixels has created a new way to navigate using computer vision, and LG Electronics is announcing today it has built a 3D camera module that uses that technology to assist autonomous robots. Palo Alto, California-based Augmented Pixels, a computer vision research and development company, calls the technology SLAM, or simultaneous location and mapping. It is targeting SLAM at […]
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New VR Glove Uses Muscle-Like Chambers To Simulate Touch

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New VR Glove Uses Muscle-Like Chambers To Simulate Touch
New VR gloves designed by engineers at UC San Diego employ “soft robotics” to deliver tactile feedback to the wearer as they touch and interact with virtual objects. The system is designed to mimic the movement and sensation of muscle with a a component called a McKibben Muscle. The glove is structured in a layer of […]
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‘Testimony’ Uses VR to Create an Opportunity to Heal Sexual Assault Trauma and Raise Awareness

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‘Testimony’ Uses VR to Create an Opportunity to Heal Sexual Assault Trauma and Raise Awareness
Testimony is one of the most profound and powerful applications of virtual reality that I’ve seen so far. It’s an experimental documentary that captures the stories of sexual assault from five women broken up into five segments. You’re completely immersed within a virtual sphere with these five stories that are represented as sequences of circles […]
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VR Dev Uses Vive Trackers For Full Body Step-Based Locomotion

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VR Dev Uses Vive Trackers For Full Body Step-Based Locomotion
With HTC’s Vive Trackers now finally in the hands of developers, many are coming up with new types of experiences that bring us closer to virtual worlds. We’ve already seen full body tracking enabled with the concept, but developer RealityRig is now building on that concept. You may remember that RealityRig’s Tornuffalo got full body […]
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Preview: ILM Uses ‘Star Wars’ Assets to Show Potential of Google’s ‘Seurat’ VR Rendering Technology

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Preview: ILM Uses ‘Star Wars’ Assets to Show Potential of Google’s ‘Seurat’ VR Rendering Technology
Google’s newly announced Seurat rendering tech purportedly makes use of ‘surface light-fields’ to turn high-quality CGI film assets into detailed virtual environments that can run on mobile VR hardware. The company gave Seurat to ILMxLab, the immersive entertainment division of Industrial Light and Magic, to see what they could do with it using assets directly […]
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Draw Me Close Uses VR, Props, And Performance To Evoke Childhood

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Draw Me Close Uses VR, Props, And Performance To Evoke Childhood
There is a multitude of scientific studies on how complex memory is. How audio, smell, even taste, can take you back somewhere. That is to say, sensory immersion can help stir recollections and feelings of that past. What better way to immerse yourself and stir up emotions than with an immersive medium like virtual reality? […]
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Developer Uses Vive Tracker To Battle Ceiling Fan

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Developer Uses Vive Tracker To Battle Ceiling Fan
A creative set-up turns a standard living room into intense hot air balloon archery. Ever since the release of the HTC Vive Tracker we’ve seen some truly creative projects that have utilized the device’s tracking to transform everyday objects into immersive VR tools. Whether it be guns, baseball bats or even a house cat, the game-changing […]
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Pixie Technology Uses Fobs and Augmented Reality to Locate Your Lost Wallet

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Pixie Technology Uses Fobs and Augmented Reality to Locate Your Lost Wallet
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