Does the VirZOOM Exercise Bike Solve the VR Locomotion Problem?

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VR on exercise bikes like VirZOOM is going to be AMAZING… for some people, and I may not be one of those people. But overall, I think that VirZOOM is clearly going to be a popular incentive and motivator for some people to get more exercise.

Exercising Becomes A Little Easier With This Augmented Climbing Wall


My personal favorite out of the group, Sparks requires you to remain inside constantly moving shapes composed of pulsing electrical currents. Competitive leaderboards and customizable difficulties makes this a fun time for any age group.

‘Beat Saber’ Mod Group Hosts ‘Golden Ticket’ Scavenger Hunt, Win a Vive Pro & More

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The Beat Saber Modding Group is putting on a special event starting today that could net you a new HTC Vive Pro or thousands of dollars in prizes just by playing custom songs on Beat Saber.

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VR Health Group Is Rating How Many Calories Games Burn


The Virtual Reality Institute of Health and Exercise wants to show you how. The problem is it’s hard to know just how much exercise you’ll get playing a game until you try it. The group has already given ratings to some of VR’s most popular experiences.

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How The Future Group Is Redefining Live Game Shows With Mixed Reality


The Future Group wants to change that by making game shows more interactive with mixed reality technology. The Future Group also created another technology, dubbed Frontier, that enables esports broadcast producers to insert animated characters into a broadcast in real time.

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Hands-On With BoxVR: Can VR Replace The Traditional Gym?


Despite alarming rises in global obesity, there has never been so few excuses to avoid exercise. Some high end gyms are investing heavily in experiences that break the boredom of repetitive exercise and improve results in shorter times. Experiences BoxVR exercise Gym

HTC R&D department shows that VR can already benefit various sectors of our lives

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Regarding women losing weight, we made a quantitative comparison between three cases: Participants using a personalized avatar of themselves : the woman could see herself embodied in an obese figured avatar and exercise in front of a mirror in the virtual fitness center.

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Research Suggests VR May Help Patients Suffering From Parkinson’s


“Participants enjoyed the experience and thought it was fun, not just exercise. The study’s sample size was small, just 10 participants and no control group, but the results are still encouraging and replicate previous research from other universities.

How Osso VR Is Revolutionizing The Way Surgeons Train For Operations


It was a very kinetic training exercise and one that wouldn’t be feasible to try for the first time on a real patient without prior knowledge. There is a major training crisis happening in the surgical community right now.

Vive Immersive Labs experiment demonstrates that VR can really help in learning a new language

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The experimental subjects were randomly divided into two groups , one using the VR version and one using the PC version of the learning software for learning. VR group and PC group were cross-ordered to reduce sequence effect and time effect.

Man Loses 30lbs Playing Beat Saber And More For Six Months


I’m fully convinced now that VR cardio is absolutely viable exercise especially if you’re tall like me or lazy and unmotivated to work out… also like me.” Bowman says to go for less intense exercise first than move onto harder stuff second.

NASA Partners With US Navy To Develop AR Displays For Spacesuits


NASA believes the Diver Augmented Vision Device could be the perfect fit for their EVA spacesuit.

360 Short Film ‘Step to the Line’ Published as Part of Oculus’ VR for Good Initiative

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The film documents an exercise regularly run by Catherine Hoke, founder of Defy Ventures , who provide a six-month non-profit entrepreneurship program for inmates at over 20 prisons in the United States.

HoloLens 2 Hits the Ground as the U.S. Army’s Own AR “combat multiplier”

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IVAS also provides what the Army calls “after-action” reports, giving soldiers a summary of their accuracy and performance after a training exercise. Microsoft won a decisive $480 million defense contract with the U.S.

Social VR and Gamification Bring Training to the Next Level


Despite its popularity, however, traditional e-learning based on webinars and online classes has so far been missing something that can easily be achieved in a physical learning environment where a group of people gathers to learn: presence. Guest Post.

Getting Hands-On with the New HoloLens

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After unveiling the device at MWC , Microsoft then went on to demo it to a select group of invited media (myself included) and that’s where I finally got the chance to play with what has to be one of the world’s most sophisticated toys, certainly for that price range.

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VR Fitness Game Reviews – Find your Virtual Reality Workout!

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From actual sports titles to rhythm or sword fighting games, the experiences vary in intensity, address different muscle groups of the body and can offer a range of exercise routines – all while being great entertainment as well!

Why we should care about ergonomics in virtual reality

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Historically, virtual reality systems were prohibitively expensive and were limited to being used in controlled conditions by a small number of researchers, scientists, and groups like astronauts. I always say that most of my readers know VR far better than me.

China shows its masterplan to lead Virtual Reality in 2025

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Accelerate the application of virtual reality technology in medical teaching training and simulation exercises, surgical planning and navigation, and promote the improvement of medical service intelligence. The work of the Chronos group will be very important in this sense, for example.

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This Gamer Is Playing Skyrim VR On A Treadmill To Stay Fit


But it’s rare that someone would go as far as literally using exercise equipment while in VR to better simulate the game’s sensations. He’s a member of the PlayStation VR Owners (PSVR) Facebook Group and he posted on Friday, November 17th, 2017, an image of his PlayStation Move Controllers setting on his treadmill with a step counter app at 3,000 steps (pictured above). How far are you willing to go to make your VR gaming less sedentary?

How Businesses Are Cutting Employee Training Costs With VR


According to a 2014 report from the Association for Talent Development (ADP), businesses with at least 100 employees spent roughly $1,200 on training exercises per employee. VR is the future of employee training, and businesses are taking notice. .

The Australian Air Force Is Now Testing the Microsoft HoloLens


Saab’s mixed reality applications program lead, Inger Lawes, praised AR’s potential to improve military training exercises.

Buzz Aldrin and Reggie Watts Send Messages to Mars


Every day, from August 2015 to August 2016, the crew of six prepared food from only shelf stable ingredients, exercised, researched, conducted geological field work carried out by humans or robots, tested equipment, and tracked resource utilization of food, power, and water.

Shifting the Paradigm: Unplugged with the Best Minds in VR


To craft such a group, their application posed questions like, “We will be exploring purpose and social impact what cause, or global issue are you most passionate about and why?” Instead, certain individuals or groups “co-led” sessions, but all were highly participatory.

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Augmented Reality May Be The Future, But It Still Has Major Limitations


His company is dedicated to building “real world” mobile gaming experiences that foster exploration, exercise and social interaction. Augmented reality may be the future of games, but there are some huge problems that stand in its way.

Congrats to the 20 Breakthrough Auggie Awards Finalists

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Virtual Forest by Tieto, Metsä Group, University of Helsinki, CTRL Reality, Simosol. Announcing 20 Finalists for the 2018 Breakthrough Auggie Awards. 20 finalists have been selected for the 2018 Breakthrough Auggie Awards!

Profs bring Hamlet into AR

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“The medical group is working on a virtual reality surgical application where students can practice dissecting kidneys in virtual reality rather than having to dissect real kidneys,” said LaGrandeur.

‘Evasion’ Review – Strafe, Shoot, Heal, Rinse & Repeat

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We’re not really here for the story though, because as it goes, it’s a pretty cookie cutter pretense for exercising your trigger fingers—one dedicated to firing, and the other dedicated to secondary attacks, healing, and interacting with key items in the game.

Pimax “8K” Pre-production Previews Emerge from Select Backers

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As part of the company’s ongoing development of the Pimax “8K” headset, a select group of Kickstarter backers recieved pre-production units to aid in testing and feedback ahead of production.

Hands-On With The HoloLens 2


After unveiling the device last Sunday at MWC , Microsoft then went on to demo it to a select group of invited media (myself included)That’s where I finally got the chance to play around with what has to be one of the world’s most sophisticated toys, certainly for that price range.

VR & AR 2018: A Year In Review


Even the United States Army has begun its implementation of immersive technology into its training exercises, ordering over 100,000 HoloLens Mixed Reality headsets from Microsoft. Immersive technology continues its push towards mainstream appeal.

Losing Weight In VR With This VIVE Workout


A certified personal trainer and former competitive power lifter, Donahey was looking for alternative exercise routines to stay in shape after the birth of his son. This gamer has his own personal workout routine in VR and he’s already lost 12 lbs.

Rollercoaster Tycoon Joyride Review: Limited VR Thrills


Despite my appreciation for their architecture and my love of other less intense parts of theme parks, I’ve never been able to get on a coaster without it devolving into an exercise in how tightly I can shut my eyes and how much I can renew my faith in a deity to make the ride stop.

New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 02/05/17


An experience that’s on the complete opposite of the scale from the wave shooting of John Wick is Vision Therapy VR , a collection of exercises to supplement your eye’s health. Vision Therapy VR is just what the title says, providing a collection of exercises for your eye muscles.

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AR & AI Storytelling Innovations in ‘TendAR’ from Studio Tender Claws

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Here’s a brief teaser for TendAR : Gorman said that they’re not planning on storing or saving any of the emotional recognition data on their side, and this is the first time that I’ve ever heard anything about Google’s Human Sensing group.

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Interview to Enea Le Fons: from #30DaysInVR to #XDaysInXR and beyond

The Ghost Howls

Well, in VR, you don’t need to, because all three dimensions are present at once, right in front of you; Eye hydration, eye exercises, daily headset disinfection and a polyphasic approach to VR immersion were keys to long immersions with current hardware.

Hands-on: VRMMO ‘OrbusVR: Reborn’ Offers a True World of Possibilities

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Working my way up to level four within about two hours was a pretty basic exercise in completing NPC-driven missions where I either gathered stuff for whatever reason, or ganked low-level baddies with my level one beginner’s musket.