3 Impressive WebVR Examples Worth Checking Out With Firefox’s New Support for Vive and Rift

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Here’s three examples worth checking out. Since WebVR is new (and free), much of what’s out there is still very much demo and experimental content, but several exceptional examples demonstrate why we should all be excited for the possibilities of VR on the web.

Watch: Tobii Reveals Vive VR Eye Tracking Examples, Including ‘Rec Room’

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After hyping everyone up recently with a short teaser video, eye-tracking specialists Tobii have revealed more details and video examples their eye tracking in action at GDC, including integration with social VR application Rec Room.

Oculus Release Channels – What Are They, How to Utilize Them, and Example Use Cases

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Example Use Cases. If you have a travelling sales organization, for example, you can’t expect them to create, download, and transfer apps easily to a headset.

‘VR Noir’ Is A Great Example Of How Virtual Reality.

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‘VR Noir’ Is A Great Example Of How Virtual Reality Will Change Television VR Noir is a 360-degree film with interactive elements created by the Australian studio Start VR.

8 Ways to Annotate Readings, Websites and Online Articles with Examples

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Below are examples from my students using the free Grackle Marks add-on for Google Docs and the paid pro version of Newsela. “Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.” ” – John Locke.

‘VR Noir’ Is A Great Example Of How Virtual Reality Will Change Television

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Obsidian Artist Recreated An Infamous ‘Star Wars’ Hub In Unreal 4

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VR Real Estate Tours – You Can Do It Too! [Examples & Tutorial]

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Examples. VR Real Estate Tours! Fancy, fancy. Are you picturing something like the video below? - top notch VR headset, high rendering quality, targeted towards multi-millionaires interested in buying Manhattan high-rises that are yet-to-be-built.

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, And Mixed Reality Do Bring Value To Industry

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Back in August of last year, I asked for good examples of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality, and mixed reality (MR), all together known as extended reality.

Snapchat Adds Speech-Activated Lenses to Its Augmented Reality Capabilities

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The first voice-activated examples include saying "okay" to add corresponding stickers, and saying "love" to activate a flourish of hearts (awww). Other examples include saying "wow" to prompt a camera zoom or stickers popping up in the background, or saying "hi" to summon a.

This Children's Hospital Uses HoloLens & Augmented Reality to Calm Young Patients During Medical Procedures

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While numerous examples exist of hospitals deploying the HoloLens to assist doctors, surgeons, medical professionals, and students while treating patients, California's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is actually using the augmented reality headset to improve the patient's experience.

Travelocity Transports Roaming Gnome into Augmented Reality with Its Mobile App

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In the latest example of non-tech companies taking on augmented reality marketing, online travel site Travelocity has added an AR version of its Roaming Gnome mascot to its mobile app.

Google Unleashes the Powers of Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover in AR via New Pixel Playmoji

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Although Apple's Animoji game is strong, as recently exampled by its Ariana Grande collaboration, Google isn't slacking either, unleashing a far more immersive music experience for smartphone users.

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Microsoft Japan Concept Video Demos How HoloLens Will Help Pilot the Drone Ships of the Future

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The latest example comes via Microsoft Japan and a new concept video that shows off how the HoloLens will be used in the relatively near future to pilot autonomous ships.

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Artsy Claims Crown as First App to Take Advantage of ARKit's New Wall-Crawling Abilities

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Using ARKit's new vertical surface detection capabilities, Artsy gives users with compatible iPhones and iPads to view the art retailer's collection of more than 800,000 pieces of art, including famous works and examples from emerging artists, on the walls of their own homes and offices.

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Microsoft Video Shows Off BAE Systems' HoloLens-Powered Manufacturing Training Solution

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In the latest example, Microsoft reveals how BAE Systems is using PTC's Thingworx Studio software on the HoloLens to improve employee training.

Microsoft HoloLens Art Project Turns New York into an Undersea Dystopia

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The latest example of this comes in the form of a new AR art installation called "Unmoored,", which transforms New York City's Time Square into an underwater environment.

Shopify Rings Up AR Shopping for the Web via AR Quick Look on ARKit 2.0

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You can also check out a few examples of the how the tool works via Apple's AR Quick Look gallery. Online shopping giant Shopify literally cannot wait for ARKit 2.0 to arrive via iOS 12 this fall to implement its latest augmented reality feature.

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Horror VR Experiences Can Have Psychological Effects On Users

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For example, when you watch a virtual reality demo called “ The Kitchen ” developed by Capcom- which is nothing but a Japanese studio, you end up receiving a highly tangible or realistic experience.

Magic Leap's 'Blink' Demo Shows How Eye Tracking & Spatial Audio Make Virtual Content Come Alive

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By comparison, the demo is much more basic than the other published examples. Over the past few weeks, a trio of developer lessons (one of which was revealed in Magic Leap's most recent Twitch livestream) have revealed samples of experiences that are possible while using the Magic Leap One.

Snapchat Adds Sound Recognition to Its Augmented Reality Arsenal

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The latest example, released to the app's Carousel on Monday, is a Lens that reacts to sound. As Facebook, Apple, Samsung, and others offer augmented reality selfie effects and content that challenge its platform, Snapchat has continued to innovate with its augmented reality capabilities.

Snapchat Originals Blend Augmented Reality Scenes into Scripted Shows & Documentary Series

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For example, when prompted during a show, viewers can swipe up to unlock an AR portal to a scene from the show. Snapchat is joining the ranks of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube, and Apple in the trend toward streaming original programming, but with a twist that rings true to its roots.

Do you remember your first VR?

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For example. It is the weekend, so time for something fun. You probably remember your first VR experience. Mine, was simply the Oculus Demo in the DK2, nothing too exciting but still memorable. With some people, their first time is just down right scary.

Infographic: The Future of Virtual Reality

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There are many examples of how immersive technologies are disrupting every industry out there Click To Tweet. We’re halfway through 2018 – how the heck did THAT happen? – so seems a nice place to stop and take stock of how the immersive tech market has been doing.

Banishing Your Nightmares with VR

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Over the course of one month, 19 patients who reported having frequent nightmares were able to modify the visuals —for example a great white shark swimming closer and closer— they found threatening – using an Oculus headset and joysticks with gesture controls – in order to make them less scary.

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Virtual Reality Improving Mental Health

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One example of what this can look like is a project focusing on adolescent depression intervention, which came about when Harvard researchers found that web-based intervention methods could be very effective at decreasing depressive symptoms.

Studying Social Presence in VR

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For example, predicting how pedestrians will behave when walking amongst driverless cars, or the decisions that pilots will make in an emergency situation. For example, would the use of better, more realistic avatars affect the subject’s sense of social engagement with the experience?

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Glitch And Mozilla Launch WebVR Starter Kit For Building VR Websites

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Their kit is a five-part video course accompanied by interactive code examples, designed to help developers learn to use A-Frame , a free WebVR development framework. To that end, interactive code examples are presented on Glitch’s site alongside step-by-step instructions and a viewing window, enabling developers to see how a “remix” of the code changes the VR output. Additional examples of A-Frame WebVR apps can be seen here.

Should You Build Your Own VR or Outsource to an Agency?

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If you have a long time horizon… we suggest reaching out to multiple agencies, asking them for example VR apps they’ve produced, and working out a whole project plan with them.

Three Reasons Higher Education Has Embraced Virtual Reality

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For each reason, we’ll provide you examples of colleges actively utilizing InstaVR to achieve these goals. Virtual Reality has always been of interest to higher education. But no longer are they just watching from the sidelines to learn about the technology.

Moving Beyond VR Games

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What I have seen, however, are plenty of solid examples of how immersive technology is being applied in industry sectors as diverse as education , retail , filmmaking , or medicine , with significant and measureable ROI.

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HaptX and partners build first robotic hand to transmit touch across the Atlantic

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For example, cleanliness is crucial when working in a sterile environment like a semiconductor fabrication plant or pharmaceutical cleanroom. Haptic glove lets human control robotic hand, feel what robot feels.

Getting Hands-On with the New HoloLens

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It was absolutely seamless, and one example of what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella referred to in his speech on Sunday at MWC, that the best technology eventually becomes invisible.

What are MicroLED or OLED Microdisplays?

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OLED on Silicon, as shown in the diagram above is an example of a MicroLED from eMagin. Example of a MicroLED screen. MicroLEDs are similar to OLED but better. Like OLED, Micro LED consists of extremely tiny LEDs, each of which comprises a red, green, and blue sub-pixel that can provide its light. MicroLEDs can provide higher brightness than OLEDs and typically have longer lifetimes, and can be directly applied onto a TFT or CMOS backplane similarly as OLED.

AR Glasses You Can Be Seen In

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It enables first responders, for example, to quickly identify causalities or patients and obtain vital information such as medical histories of allergies and blood type, reducing wait times when arriving in hospital. Are we finally getting closer to affordable, good-looking AR wearables?

Using VR for Experiential Learning

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For example, a chemistry or biology lab within the virtual world might ignite a future scientist or a doctor within a student. I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand – Confucius.

Traveling in Virtual Reality

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Planning and booking a vacation is a clear example of that Click To Tweet. Planning and booking a vacation is a clear example of that and can sometimes be a grueling task. With RizortVR you can virtually check out your travel destinations before arriving at check-in.

Nintendo Switch Labo VR Kit revives the Virtual Boy dream

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That ended up as a massive failure and the Virtual Boy became an example of how not to do VR. Years before virtual reality even became the thing it is now, Nintendo was already toying around with bringing VR to its portfolio.

Report: Building Healthcare Expertise With VR

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For example, a medical professional with situational awareness can anticipate a change in a patient’s current state and order the appropriate drug regimen, or successfully deliver a baby in the back of a cab with minimal surgical equipment available.

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Start Using VR at Your Company

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All in all, we’re taking great leaps forward in immersion without any more complexity — the same apps you author in InstaVR for the Oculus Go will work on the Quest, for example. Why Now is the Perfect Time to Start Using VR at Your Company.

The AR Drone That Can Help Save Lives

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Equipping first-responders with critical information in real-time could enable rescuers to save precious minutes, hours, or even days in reaching victims, for example, and to do so without compromising their own safety.

Will Nintendo Make a Play for VR?

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The games giant joins VRM Consortium in Japan as an observer, but does that mean they’re closer to entering the immersive space? As early as 2016, former Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima had already hinted that the company was “looking into” VR.

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GDC 2019: Oculus Reveals ‘Dead And Buried II’, Cross-Platform Play Between Quest & Rift S

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During Facebook’s F8 conference this past April/May, Oculus used the original Dead and Buried experience as an example of the graphical capabilities of the Quest headset, showing side-by-side footage of the standalone gameplay next to its Oculus Rift counterpart. .

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