A Look at VR in Medical and Nursing Student Training

AUTHOR: Steven Anbro Virtual reality has enormous potential for both current and future research applications in science and medicine. The social sciences in particular stand to benefit from using virtual reality technology to conduct more accurate research, better measure specific phenomena, and collect valid, reportable data—all common challenges in various disciplines in the field. We in the Behavior Analysis Program

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Breaking With Tradition: How adidas Improved Their Workflow With VR

It begins in a place like this, but not like this. Above, a virtual simulation of the auditorium, generated by The Wild in VIVE VR. It starts off in an auditorium, much like the above. Teams trickle into forward-facing seats, homed in on a soon-to-be-occupied podium and stage with a projection looming overhead. On the periphery: a barrage of posters

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How VR can help in the fight to prevent human trafficking

Much has been said about the potential for virtual reality to be an ‘empathy machine’, to grant understanding of situations and emotions that might be hard to realize in other mediums. The non-profit Prevent Human Trafficking is using 360 videos and VR to help people understand the very real problem of human trafficking today. We spoke to Chris Kiritz, founder

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8 Reasons Why Modal Uses VIVE Focus

By Jason Crawford, Founder & CEO of Modal Systems, Inc. There is a rising tide of virtual reality in location-based entertainment (LBE). It’s a much needed reset for the industry and Modal hopes to see this market grow. Competition will come later. For now, location-based virtual reality (LBVR) companies need to build this new market together. Thus, I’d like to

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Viveport Reaches out to Developers at XRDC

Viveport headed to XRDC in San Francisco today to talk to the developer community about best practices for deploying and monetizing their VR content. In his speaking session today, Rikard Steiber, president of Viveport, shared with developers how to take advantage of Viveport’s offerings to generate the most revenue and reach the largest audiences. In addition, Viveport also gave insight

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VIVE Arts’ ‘Up the River During Qingming VR’ Brings National Treasure to Life

Today HTC VIVE announced a next step in its partnership with Taiwan’s National Palace Museum, one of the major institutions dedicated to preserving human historical artefacts — in bringing the world renowned masterpiece – Up the River During Qingming to life in virtual reality. Starting October 15, A Journey Inside Paintings and Calligraphy: VR Art Exhibition, will showcase the innovative

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A Look at Sense Arena, VR’s First Pro-Level Hockey Training Tool

We sat down with Bob Tetiva, founder and CEO of Sense Arena, a Czech startup  that seeks to bring the ice rink to hockey players’ homes, gyms, and training centers. Catch their virtual-reality-based training platform mid-October 2018. Where did the idea of using VR for athletic training come from? Well, for starters, my son plays ice hockey and I’m an

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Masterworks: Journey Through History Provides A Transformative Educational VR Experience

Masterworks: Journey Through History is an educational VR museum where users can explore four culturally significant sites in full roomscale aided by the power of photogrammetry.  Developed by FarBridge and published by CyArk, MasterWorks authentically transports users to places not easily accessible, and leverages actual archaeologists and historians to discuss the significance and meaning of these locations and their artifacts. John Ristevski, CEO of

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Bell Brings the Revolutionary FCX-001 to Market 10 Times Faster With HTC VIVE

When it debuted at the HAI Heli-Expo in 2017, the media dubbed it “sleek” and “futuristic.” But for all its accolades, perhaps the most remarkable thing about the FCX-001 is that it was built in less than six months—a feat the company explains would never have been possible without the power of Virtual Reality (VR). It normally takes 5-7 years

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With The Help of VIVE, Janimation Proves Mixed Reality Entertainment Isn’t All Hot Air

Written by Dave Tomlinson The other morning, I climbed into a real, live, hot air balloon basket, slid a VIVE Pro headset over my face, and took a ride over the Grand Canyon. When I pulled down on the gas handle, the tanks burned and the basket creaked, lifting me quickly from the rimrock, climbing fast. As my stomach dropped,

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