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Emerging Post-Pandemic Innovations

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How Technology is helping us cope with the global coronavirus fallout. As COVID-19 sweeps through nations, quickly making established ways of working, studying, socializing, and conducting business impractical or even impossible, people turned to technological innovation for alternatives.

Expert View: Eroding the Barrier to Entry in Game Development

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By Ela Darling, co-founder of Gamelodge. The process of building an indie video game, especially for Virtual Reality, can be an arduous years-long endeavor. Becoming a professional game developer takes years of specialized study, building connections, and mastering emerging technology, with the reward of working in an exciting creative field. Like any industry, it takes focus and dedication to become a pro. But this barrier of entry can be a limitation on new, diverse game concepts.

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Hacking Unconscious Bias

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Can immersive tech help us tackle the pervasive and enduring problem of systemic racism? Technologies such as Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed reality – referred to as XR – have long been collectively touted as an “ Empathy Machine ,” and for very good reason.

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Enterprise XR is Coming of Age

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Unity’s Latest Trends Report Declares 2020 will be a Breakthrough Year for XR. 15 Experts weigh in on why we’re reaching a tipping point in spatial computing. This looks to be the year where we move beyond tentative experimentation into scalable deployment of immersive tech in the workplace.

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A New Dimension for XR

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XR content pioneers Hammerhead is merging with its volumetric capture studios under the Dimension brand. Dimension was launched by Hammerhead in 2017 as a state-of-the-art volumetric capture and digital humans studio in partnership with Digital Catapult and Microsoft Click To Tweet. When Hammerhead first opened its doors back in 2014, it was one of the very first pure-play immersive content studios.

Collaborating in XR

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How immersive technology can help us better connect with one another in the #COVID19 age. Even in times of global pandemic, no one has to be alone. COVID-19 has forced us apart, but technology makes it possible for us to work, learn, and interact with one another, while remaining physically distant.”. From technical terms to hardware and the right platforms to meet your specific needs, the guide should serve as a primer for newbies and a refresher for jaded pros Click To Tweet.

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Helping COVID-19 First Responders With XR

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ThirdEye Gen believes its technology could help save lives during the coronavirus pandemic. The X2 MR Glasses weigh just 300 grams and claim to be the world’s smallest Mixed Reality glasses. Nick Cherukuri, CEO of ThirdEye Gen, says the devices can give front-line medical personnel treating COVID-19 patients access to critical life-saving data and communicate with emergency rooms and command centers in real-time.

Looking Through the Infinite Retina

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A deep-dive into the world of Spatial Computing. By Irena Cronin and Robert Scoble. The Infinite Retina comprehensively documents everything you need to know about Spatial Computing and where it’s heading Click To Tweet. Spatial Computing, the fourth paradigm of personal computing, sounds like science fiction but isn’t. Unlike previous paradigms of computing, like working on a laptop or a mobile phone, Spatial Computing allows you to move around inside computing.

I Have AR Dream

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Madame Tussauds is using Augmented Reality to bring its iconic wax figures to life. For those of us who have always yearned for a time machine so we could experience the most amazing moments in history, immersive technologies are really stepping up to the plate, providing the closest we can get to that without actually cracking the whole space time continuum conundrum.

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Digitizing our Existence

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Meet the spatial mapping companies looking to bring our lives into the cloud in real-time. Why would we want to build a parallel reality populated by digital twins ?

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The Future of Location-Based Virtual Reality

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With home-based systems getting better and cheaper every day, can VR Arcades keep the punters interested and turn a profit? We talk to some key players about what it takes to be successful in that space.

Virtual Collaboration in the Age of #COVID19

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The new collaborative feature shows how XR can help us keep connected during the coronavirus pandemic. Vancouver-based start-up Precision OS just introduced a new multiplayer feature for VR surgical training platform.

#BuildTheFuture Immersive Collaborative Environments

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The Wild partners up with Igloo Vision to bring real-time collaboration to shared XR environments. The Wild , a start-up from Portland, Oregon has just announced an integration with UK-based Igloo Vision to open up new avenues for collaboration and experiential design review for teams working in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC). Igloo Vision designs and develops immersive 360° projection spaces, along with the enabling software and technology.

Expert View: Exploring Dreams through [AR]T

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How AR Artists in Residence Are Shaping Project Aero. By Stefano Corazza, Fellow and Head of Augmented Reality, Adobe. Immersive media is becoming increasingly ubiquitous and already changing our everyday interactions. And in the creative world, artists are starting to show us what a powerful tool augmented reality (AR) can be for storytelling.

Report: Managing the Supply Chain With AR

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Todd Maddox gives a neuroscience perspective on how Augmented Reality can help optimize industrial processes. In manufacturing, the supply chain manager is responsible for the flow of goods and services, including all processes that transform raw materials into final products. One critical aspect of this is inventory management.

Report: Immersive Experiences in Education

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A newly published white paper investigates the pedagogical theory and use cases for deploying mixed reality in the classroom. It is easy to get excited about the possibilities the Mixed Reality spectrum brings to education. Humans are essentially programmed to learn best through experience, and that is just what immersive technologies enable: we’re not just learning it, we’re living it.

Building the VR Platform of the Future

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The latest announcements Facebook’s first virtual Game Developer’s Showcase which is happening this week. In the midst of the growing coronavirus pandemic, holding any sort of normal conference is entirely out of the question. But although it might seem like the entire world is grinding to a halt, life goes on and there are still some exciting announcements coming out of the tech world.

Tech Trends at #VRX2019

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The World’s Premier Extended Reality Event will take place in December in San Francisco. According to one study , the extended reality (XR) market is forecast to grow to more than $209 billion in the next four years, an 800% increase from their 2018 prediction of $27 billion.

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Report: VR as an Empathy Builder

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Todd Maddox delves into the Neuroscience behind immersive technologies’ unique ability to make us experience things from another person’s perspective. Merriam-Webster defines empathy as “the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another…without having these fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner.”.

Playing With XR

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How immersive technologies like Augmented Reality are changing TableTop gaming and making it even more social. By Brian Thomas at Enlightened Digital. The gaming market has been on the rise for a long time now. The industry as a whole is projected to hit over 90 billion dollars by 2020. That will be 12 billion dollars in growth since 2017. Strategy and war games, which have historically been more popular in Europe, have been gaining serious ground in the US Click To Tweet.

Exploring Location-Based VR

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Location-Based Virtual Reality is experiencing a huge surge in popularity, and an exclusive webinar will explore the present and future of the medium.

Engaging Audiences With Immersive Technology

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“In what new ways might arts institutions engage audiences through immersive experiences?”. That’s the million-dollar question. Or near enough. There is $750,000 in funding on offer for arts institutions – as well as technologists, companies and artists partnering with arts institutions – looking to answer it.

Get Ready for a VRevelation

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Is this the miracle VR has been waiting for? Tech Trends checked out the world’s first feature length immersive film at its London premiere.

Immersive Training for Retention

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How Virtual Reality training can help healthcare professionals retain crucial information. Healthcare professionals are tasked with learning and retaining an enormous amount of knowledge and skills.

Flying with Virtual Wings

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How a young entrepreneur wants to use virtual reality to help young people in conflict zones to achieve their dreams.

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Diving Into VR Without a Headset

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Is this the closest we have to the Holodeck? It very well might be. There are many tantalizing possibilities around immersive technologies, but where they usually hit a snag is the fact that most cool experiences require complicated equipment.

#SXSW2019 – Feeling Real Sensations in Virtual Reality

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The world of Ready Player One might be a lot closer than we think. At South by Southwest, Tech Trends checks out the haptic suit that promises to take immersion to the next level. . By Laura Kobylecky. The Telasuit looks like something straight out of science fiction film. It’s sleek and form-fitting. It’s the virtual reality body suit that people might imagine when they think of such things Click To Tweet.

Report: XR Medical Device Training

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Todd Maddox examines how Extended Reality (XR) is an ideal tool to enable faster and more efficient familiarization with complex medical devices. Medical devices are essential for safe and effective prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of illness and disease. Many are used in the patient’s home allowing patients to lead normal lives, and to address their health needs on their own or with loved ones.

Moving Beyond VR Games

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How immersive technologies like Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality bring real-world benefits to us all. Companies big and small are using Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality solutions to solve pain points, save money, connect people and make workflows more collaborative Click To Tweet.

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Virtual Battles on Your Coffee Table

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Mixed Reality adds a new dimension to tabletop gaming, but there’s more to this tank show-down than first meets the eye. Yes, tabletop gaming is very much still a thing. But just because it’s been around forever doesn’t mean it’s not keeping up with the latest tech.

#SWXW2019 – Augmenting ARt

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Brian Behm is an Artist Using the world as his canvas and digital elements as brushtrokes. Tech Trends catches up to him at South by Southwest in Austin. . By Laura Kobylecky. Brian Behm is here at The South by Southwest Conference in Austin as both a speaker and mentor. He wears many hats as an artist, creative director, and motion designer. Visual communication seems a native language to him.

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The Brain Science of Simulation Training with Virtual Reality

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In many high-pressure situations such as emergency medicine, law enforcement, firefighting, air traffic control and the military the litmus test for success is behavioral performance. It is one thing to know “what” to do, and to have the ability to verbalize the appropriate steps to achieve some aim, but it is another to know “how” to do it, and to generate the appropriate behaviors in the correct sequence quickly and accurately.

Swapping Bodies in VR

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How interacting with virtual beings powered by Artificial Intelligence can teach us to become better humans. More businesses across every industry have come to realize that soft skills are far from a “nice to have” and actually essential in order to ensure they have a well-rounded and creative workforce capable of tackling the complex challenges that some with doing business in the digital age.

Can You See Yourself Eating It?

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This app helps you make up your mind with ultra-realistic Augmented Reality menus. Part of the experience of going to a good restaurant is being presented with lots of tempting choices. When faced with page upon page of delicious and intriguing descriptions, some of us fall back on trusty favourites (my husband will order a steak nine times out of ten) while others enjoy trying new things.

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Exploring the Titanic in Virtual Reality

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A new game lets you dive deep into the infamous ship’s history. The golden rule for creating compelling VR content is that you should allow people to experience something that would be either impossible or too dangerous, expensive and/or difficult to do in real life.

You’re Taking Me for ARide

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This Augmented Reality smart motorcycle helmet is as cool as it sounds, and looks good in the bargain. Having real-time, hands-free digital information and applications overlaid onto our surroundings is the next step from looking up information on mobile phones and interacting with AI voice assistants Click To Tweet. It’s really a stroke of genius when you stop and think about it. On the one hand, there’s growing appetite for Augmented Reality functionality among consumers.