North Carolina Zoo Adds Portal To Africa With VR Expedition

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The North Carolina Zoo is partnering with Looking Glass to enhance their offering of exotic animals by giving visitors a chance to go on a virtual expedition in Africa. Looking Glass is a North Carolina-based company that specializes in delivering VR content for businesses.

US Navy Using Magic Leap AR Technology to Improve Warfare Training

Next Reality AR

Now, the US Navy is also delving into the AR space at the Center for Security Forces Detachment in Currituck County, North Carolina.

Snapchat Lays Up Lens Studio Experience for Nike's Jordan Brand at NBA All-Star Weekend

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Niantic Partners with City Governments to Turn Pokémon GO into a Tool for Community Engagement

Next Reality AR

Four of the studied cities — Akron, Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina; Philadelphia. A new study published by American University demonstrates how Pokémon GO and other augmented reality games can help city governments bring communities closer together.

#720: VR Pioneers Fred Brooks & Henry Fuchs on the History of VR

Voices of VR

I moderated a discussion with VR pioneers Fred Brooks & Henry Fuchs at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ Future of Reality. Podcast Archive

How VR Is Changing College Tours

VRScout

The North Carolina college system launched a new VR app that allows prospective students and parents to take a 360-degree campus tour of all 16 of their universities. VR is giving prospective students a glimpse of college life without having to travel across the country.

‘Brilliant Sole’ Wants to Put a VR Controller in Your Shoes

Road to VR

Enter Brilliant Sole , a North Carolina-based VR startup working to bring VR controllers to the soles of your feet. Moving around in VR environments usually means you’ll need to press down on a thumbstick or a touchpad.

U.S. Navy Uses AR To Keep Warfighters Hidden On The Battlefield

VRScout

US military employs hands-free AR to detect RF waves during combat. . According to Jessica Sinclair, NIWC Atlantic information technology specialist, there’s a saying used within the military that always rings true no matter what: “If you’re transmitting, you can be found.”.

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Ubisoft Pushes ‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’ Release to March 2017

Road to VR

Ubisoft recently released Eagle Flight exclusively on Oculus Rift from their Montreal studio, with Werewolves Within and Star Trek: Bridge Crew to follow from their North Carolina-based subsidiary Red Storm Entertainment.

US Navy Using Magic Leap Headsets To Keep Soldiers Combat-Ready At Sea

VRScout

During a recent test at the Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) in North Carolina, TRACER was used to train troops in the US Navy in multiple areas, such as security force fundamentals, code of conduct, anti-terrorism, and expeditionary warfare training.

This VR Arcade Is Now Hosting Free Demo Days Every Month

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The North American VR arcade chain this week announced a new initiative to raise awareness of VR tech. Every first Wednesday of the month the company’s US and Canadian locations including arcades in New Jersey and North Carolina will offer free 20 minute demos to new customers. Many predict that VR arcades will be a key means of revenue for the industry in these early days, but how do you get people in to try it in the first place? Ctrl V thinks it has the answer.

‘Gears of War’ Creator Cliff Bleszinski Reveals VR Concept Titles Amidst Studio Shutdown

Road to VR

Boss Key Productions, the North Carolina-based developer behind the unfortunately ill-received first-person shooters LawBreakers (2017) and Radical Heights (2018) , is out of business.

Hands-on: LetinAR Brings a Larger FOV & Depth of Field to AR with ‘Pinhole Effect’ Optics

Road to VR

I had to get fairly close to the optics themselves, which means glasses wearers would need a special prescription lens add-on, although the setup’s 80-degree FOV is seemingly only rivaled by larger ‘bird bath’ style optics such as Leap Motion’s Project North Star.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

Road to VR

Chicago, Shops at North Bridge. North Carolina. San Antonio, North Star Mall. 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)?

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Paraplegics Learn To Walk Again With Help From Virtual Reality

VRCircle

Virtual Reality is in the press for Games, Demos, and VR movies. However, there are many more potential applications of VR. The nonprofit group The Walk Again Project (WAP) have successfully applied VR to help Paraplegics regain some level of control. According to a study published Aug.

How Can We Support Kids in Learning More Than One Language?

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A recent study in North Carolina again supported the general positive achievement outcomes for TWI for different groups of students. Not surprisingly, other states than North Carolina are looking to these and similar programs to support the achievement of all students. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. There is little doubt that knowing more than one language carries tremendous advantages.

Firewall Zero Hour – Operation: Heartland Adds new Maps, Contractors and Weapons Tomorrow

Peter Graham

From North Carolina, he’s an expert hunter and tracker having served his country as a marksman in an elite military division.

Where is VR/AR and Education Now?

VRScout

Research studies conducted by North Carolina State University show “significant improvement” in children’s (sixth to eighth grade) learning after using zSpace’s VR platform. #2 In March 2014 Facebook bought Oculus and the current wave of interest in VR and AR was reborn.

Paraplegics are learning to walk again with virtual realityThe.

AllThingsVR

There was no modulation of brain activity,” Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, the lead researcher from Duke University in North Carolina, said in a Scientific Reports call on Aug.

‘Google Earth VR’ Lets You Experience the Total Solar Eclipse Right Now

Road to VR

From a much greater, space-bound vantage point, you can also get a chance to see the ominous dark spot meander across North America in a way otherwise impractical outside of VR.

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Crytek-Incubated ‘VR First’ Program to Double Number of Academic VR/AR Labs in 2017

Road to VR

North Carolina State University, USA. North Metropolitan TAFE, Australia.

NVIDIA Research At SIGGRAPH Aims To Fix VR Headset Limits

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The second demonstration, Membrane VR, a collaboration between University of North Carolina, NVIDIA, Saarland University, and the Max-Planck Institutes, uses a deformable membrane mirror for each eye that, in a commercial system, could be adjusted based on where a gaze tracker detects a user is looking. Current VR headsets can certainly make you believe you’re in a virtual world, but consumer devices can’t yet reproduce the exact way your eyes see the real world.

EON Reality Presents at Nordic VR Forum

EON Reality

At the 2018 edition of the Nordic VR Forum, EON Reality Norway didn’t just attend Hamar’s distinguished virtual reality conference but also presented the “ Jesper on Wheels ” project to an eager crowd. With hundreds of attendees from 10 different nations and even more viewers following along with the event’s livestreams online, the annual event proved successful in every way.

I Am A Man Is A Powerful Living Museum For The Civil Rights Movement

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Ham, an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the North Carolina State College of Design, told me he’d been interested in telling a Civil Rights story when he discovered Oculus’ Launch Pad program, which funded the piece last year.

How a Self-Taught Teen Built His Own North Star Headset

Leapmotion

Over the past few months we’ve hit several major milestones in the development of Project North Star. But the most surprising developments come from North Carolina, where a 19-year-old AR enthusiast has built multiple North Star headsets and several new demos.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

VRScout

At Duke University in North Carolina, 8 paralyzed people have regained some use of their limbs thanks to brain-controlled robotic system training.

Smart Nations Powered By Augmented Virtual Reality

EON Reality

Advances in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are reshaping the way we learn and interact with our world.

A Study Claims To Power Wearable Devices Through Body Heat

Infinityleap Wearables

At time, when wearable technology remains the talk of the town, researchers from the North Carolina State University or NCSU have come up with a stunning new wearable prototype which uses body heat to generate electricity. The technology developed by NCSU researchers is highly comfortable, truly lightweight and way too productive when compared to existing thermoelectric generators.

Exclusive: How NVIDIA Research is Reinventing the Display Pipeline for the Future of VR, Part 2

Road to VR

Here’s another varifocal prototype, this one created in collaboration with researchers at the University of North Carolina, the Max Planck Institute, and Saarland University. In Part 1 of this article we explored the current state of CGI, game, and contemporary VR systems.

Apple Previews iOS 11.3 With New Animoji

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UNC Health Care – Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In a rare step likely forced by the iPhone-slowing battery debacle , Apple today offered a public “preview” of the spring release of iOS 11.3 , including a new battery health monitor and other features. Notably, the battery health functionality will come in “a later iOS 11.3 beta release” rather than the initial beta, which is scheduled to be released today.

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The AVR Platform and Classroom 3.0 Showcased at EduTECH Asia 2018

EON Reality

At EduTECH Asia 2018 this week in Singapore, EON Reality spent two full days speaking, promoting, and demonstrating the latest updates to the AVR Platform to the thousands of education and technology professionals in attendance.

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How Augmented Reality Can Make Aviation Safer and Better

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Heading from New York City to Charlotte, North Carolina, the plane experienced a bird strike just 3 minutes after take off which took out both the engines. Let’s face it, we all have daydreamed of sitting in a cockpit and roaming the wild, blue yonder.

VR & Exoskeletons Reinstate Sensation In Paraplegic Patients

Infinityleap

A new study carried out by the researchers at Duke University, North Carolina, the United States, claims that Paraplegic Patients have experienced partial recovery in terms of regaining some sort of sensation and muscle control with the assistance of a robotic exoskeleton and virtual reality.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Design & Development Course at Oral Roberts University to Open January 2017

EON Reality

Augmented and Virtual Reality are some of the fastest growing sectors of our economy. These technologies are spreading far beyond the gaming world and into business and education, where its being used to train employees and better educate students.

This Degree Will Actually Land You a Job and Prepare You for the Future

EON Reality

For some Entrepreneur School Alumni , after working an extensive eleven months to pursue a dream it’s time to relax. For others, it means it’s time to pursue their dreams by starting their career in the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality industry.

Exoskeletons Get Real: The Ultimate Wearable Technology?

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Boeing mechanics in North Carolina have actually gone through training on the EksoVest, as Boeing hopes to roll out the tech to more workers in 2019. Exoskeletons are nothing new and far from science fiction; in fact, researchers began developing exoskeletons for military use as early as the 1960s. For the last decade, engineers have been exploring exoskeletons designed to augment human strength and other abilities for military, medical and industrial purposes.

Getting -- and Keeping -- Your Attention in XR, with LumiereVR COO Alexander Haque

XR for Business Podcast

We're actually working with North Carolina State University, and one of the biggest reasons why they can't get it to take off in the classroom is -- other than this one evangelist, God bless his heart. XR technologies are undeniably a leap forward in humankind's mechanical evolution. But our brains - the way they work - haven't quite evolved in pace with them, so XR solutions are hardly solutions at all unless they work within the confines of how we think and react.