VR helps advance physical therapy
Northeastern's Danielle Levac develops video games to make physical therapy more fun, motivating, and rewarding for patients—especially for children with movement impairments, such as those with cerebral palsy. Levac, professor of physical therapy in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, invited a group of fifth-grade students from Boston's Ellis Mendell Elementary School to visit her lab last week.
World's smallest 3D camera brings AR to a smartphone
Lenovo is the first manufacturer worldwide to bring Tango technology to a consumer product. Google's technology that allows devices to understand spatial information is an exclusive feature in the PHAB2 Pro smartphone launched today. Based on the Time-of-Flight principle, the REAL3 image sensor chip from Infineon equips the smartphone with a 3-dimensional perception of the surroundings in real-time.
AR will aid the visibility of firefighters
An EPFL team is working on a smart visor that, combined with a thermal imaging camera, will help firefighters see what's around them in real time, even at night and in smoke. All firefighters, volunteers and professionals alike, have to learn how to deal with flames. But fire is not the only risk they face. Toxic, impenetrable smoke and darkness add to the dangers and slow the firefighters' progress.
The importance of PowerVR GPUs
At this week’s I/O conference, Google announced Daydream - a platform for high performance mobile VR built on top of Android N with optimisations called Android VR Mode.
Enhanced VR among Microsoft research advances at CHI 2016
Advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence aren’t just improving the quality of information available to us — they’re also making it easier to interact with the devices we use to retrieve and manipulate the information. At ACM CHI 2016, the premiere conference on human-computer interaction, Microsoft will present research advances that could vastly improve user interaction in a number of ways and contribute to the ...
Facing your fears with VR
The recent Wired Health event held in London in April showcased the latest technology and solutions that are helping to shape the future of the healthcare and medical industries. A key part of the event was the Bupa Startup Stage which provided a platform for entrepreneurs and innovators at the cutting edge of medicine and health.
When VR is your health treatment option
Nicolette Emmino takes a look at the role virtual reality (VR) can play within medical applications. Virtual reality - we’ve been hearing a lot about the computer technology that reproduces entire environments and simulates a user’s presence to artificially create sensory experiences, especially with recent releases like Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR devices.
Step inside a new world with 3D VR glasses for Smartphones
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FIA Formula E Championship to be broadcasted in VR
Formula E and Virtually Live, has announced a partnership to bring a Virtually Live experience to Formula E. The two companies have been successfully testing live broadcasts in VR during several races this season, and will continue to do so for the remainder of the current championship which will end July 2nd 2016.
BMW to incorporate VR into its vehicles
BMW has become the first car manufacturer to introduce a mixed reality system into vehicle development that has been devised entirely using components from the computer games industry. This offers some significant advantages over the VR systems that have existed to date and is the first step towards making virtual reality a very real part of many developer workstations in the not-too-distant future.