Houston Fire Department on VR’s Potential to Enhance Firefighter Training

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Patrick Hagan is a technical specialist for the Houston Fire Department who had an opportunity to try out a VR demo by HTX Labs featuring an active shooter critical response training scenario.

Houston’s ITC Expo to Showcase Business-focused VR/AR Solutions, November 6th–7th

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The Immersive Technology Conference (ITC) , soon to be hosted at the University of Houston on November 6th & 7th, is an event built around a paradox. The Immersive Technology Conference runs from November 6th-7th at the University of Houston, in Houston, Texas.

Sansar Partners With Overwatch For Esports VR Streaming

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Two Overwatch League teams in particular, the Houston Outlaws and San Fransisco Shock, have dove head-first into the exciting new prospect with specialized virtual spaces for dedicated fans who can’t be there to cheer on their favorite team in person.

Using augmented reality, Altoida is identifying the likely onset of neurodegenerative diseases

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Tarnanas finally settled in Houston, where Altoida is now based. For the past 19 years, Ioannis Tarnanas, the founder and chief scientific officer at Altoida , has been developing virtual and augmented reality tools to offer predictions about the onset of mental illness in older patients.

NASA Announces VR Mars Ride With Actual 90-Foot Drop

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Those lucky enough to attend the Super Bowl Live festival in Houston have the chance to travel to Mars in virtual reality. One of the biggest of these events, Super Bowl Live, will take place nine days leading up to the big game February 5th in Houston, Texas at NRG Stadium.

ThreeKit Raises $10 Million To Turn Static Images Into ‘3D Experiences’

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CTO Ben Houston, a 15-year Hollywood veteran who created visual effects software that has been used in the Harry Potter franchise, The Avengers , Titanic , and over 100 other films, said the cash would be used to fund talent acquisition and product and business development. A picture’s worth a thousand words, but what about a three-dimensional rendering? Ask ThreeKit — it’s in the business of creating 3D renderings for clients such as Crate and Barrel, Steelcase, and CIROC.

Space Station Simulator ‘Mission: ISS’ Launches on RiftAll the.

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Based on NASA Space Station models and the input of actual astronauts as well as the VR Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, the simulation features an extensive level of detail that undoubtedly pushes the Oculus Rift to its limits.

Samsung Partners With NASA To Launch 4D Lunar Gravity VR Experience

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Samsung’s rig design team co-operated with the crew responsible for NASA’s Active Response Gravity Offload System (ARGOS) at the Johnson Space Center in Houston in order to provide customers with a realistic sensation of weightlessness.

NASA’s ‘Mission: ISS’ is an Impressively Detailed View of Life in Zero Gravity

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NASA and Oculus have launched their collaborative project ‘Mission: ISS’ for the Oculus Rift for free and it’s offers a detailed, visually sumptuous virtual reality trip to space that most of us would otherwise never experience.

Take a Ride in this VR Hot Air Balloon

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Hopping in a wicker basket and floating away like The Wizard of Oz no longer need be an unrealistic dream—Janimation, a Houston-based animation company has created a virtual experience making that dream a reality.

Samsung Teams With NASA For A Moon For All Mankind VR

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That’s how you get around in A Moon For All Mankind, a brand new VR experience developed by Samsung in partnership with NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Program.

NBA All-Star and Weekly Regular Season Coverage Comes Live to VR via TNT and Intel

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Houston @ Portland , 10:30 p.m. TNT and Intel have teamed up to bring NBA All-Star coverage to VR on Gear VR and Daydream.

Check out the NBA ALL-STAR game in VR with the NBA on TNT VR app.

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20 Houston @ Portland , 10:30 p.m. Starting on February 16th, NBA fans will be able to get their All-Star coverage live and in VR through the NBA on TNT VR app.

Halo VR Training Included In Touring Fan Event

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” Halo: Outpost Discovery kicks off first in Orlando (July 5-7) and then travels through Philadelphia (July 19-21), Chicago (August 2-4), Houston (August 16-18) and finally Anaheim (August 30-September 1).

VRguy podcast: Dr. Daniel Laby discusses Sports and Performance Vision

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He has also been responsible for the visual performance of the New York Mets and St Louis Cardinals, and currently works with the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago Cubs. My guest today is Dr. Daniel Laby, of Sports Vision.

Hyundai Surprises Troops With Super Bowl Livestream They’ll Never Forget

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Footage from Houston and Poland was edited and produced in a production trailer outside the stadium during the game. Watching the Super Bowl is one thing, but watching it with loved ones is better. As millions of fans watched the Super Bowl with friends and family, U.S.

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‘First Man’ WebAR Experience Takes You To The Moon and Back

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Select Mission Control and you’ll join NASA’s team of engineers and technicians in Houston and check out various Mission Control screens, dials, instructions and schematics, and ashtrays full of cigarette butts that were most likely smoked to help calm nerves.

Björk Reveals Music Video for ‘Notget’ VR Experience

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Originally released as part of the Björk Digital exhibition in Houston last December, the online version of Notget VR was released to the public Monday and combines high resolution 3D scans, an on location holostudio, motion capture videogrammetry, and real-time spatial audio design.

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Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Houston, The Galleria. Haven’t been able to make it to any of the big gaming expos (or you don’t know anyone with the $3,000 AR headset)? Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada are now hosting free HoloLens demos, so you can finally see what the hubbub is all about.

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The NBA and TNT Partner With Intel For Biggest VR Push Yet

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Thursday, March 20 – Houston @ Portland. TNT’s NBA VR livestreams begin February 16th.

Oncomfort is changing cancer care with VR

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Oncomfort , a startup based in Houston, Texas is helping patients diagnosed with cancer manage their anxiety through virtual reality. The Aqua virtual reality experience is designed to ease pain and anxiety. Image courtesy Oncomfort.).

Bjork Teleports Fans to Iceland With New Virtual Reality.

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The experience is scheduled to be shown in several other cities in the coming months, including Tokyo, London, Paris and Houston.

Training to Craning in 60 Minutes: Putting My VR-learned Skills to the Test with a Real 22 Ton Crane

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Last week, I traveled to the Houston Area Safety Council in Pasadena, Texas, to put Industrial Training International VR’s new crane simulator through its paces.

Björk Launches Traveling VR Exhibition

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The experience is scheduled to be shown in several other cities in the coming months, including Tokyo, London, Paris and Houston. The Icelandic music icon is taking her VR album on tour, starting in Sydney.

Space Station Simulator ‘Mission: ISS’ Launches on Rift

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Based on NASA Space Station models and the input of actual astronauts as well as the VR Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, the simulation features an extensive level of detail that undoubtedly pushes the Oculus Rift to its limits.

Here Is The NBA’s Full NextVR Live Broadcasting Schedule For This Season

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31, 2017 – Sacramento Kings at Houston Rockets – 8:00 p.m. NextVR has previously pulled in massive funding through big investment rounds, including $30 million and another 80 million , to continue live broadcasting in VR.

Björk Digital Teams Up With River Studios For "Vulnicura" Virtual Reality Album

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Björk Digital began in Sydney and with the first three music videos from Vulnicura VR and will continue in Tokyo, London, Montreal, Paris, Reykjavik, and Houston.

Experience All Of Sunday’s Super Bowl And Puppy Bowl Excitement In VR

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The United States most watched television event returns this Sunday as Super Bowl LI makes its way to NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Fox Sports and Animal Planet are embracing VR with game day experiences for Google Cardboard & Gear VR.

This All-Female Founders Pitch Event Was Held in VR

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Lori-Lee Emshey // Future Sight AR (Houston, TX) – bridges the knowledge gap for industrial work instructions with augmented reality, helping people like field engineers and construction workers in the oil, gas & chemical industries.

Experience NBA All-Star Weekend in VR

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The eight-player field also features 2017 All-Stars Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors and Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets, as well as Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets, Wesley Matthews of the Dallas Mavericks, CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers, and Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Check out best VRFest video, game nominees—3 days left to vote

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Visit Houston. (Image courtesy Virtual Reality Festival.). The Virtual Reality Festival will be holding its Extreme Virtual Reality Challenge event in Las Vegas starting next Thursday, January 5, but you still three days to vote for your favorite virtual reality movies, video games, and ads.