VR Technology Could One Day Be Powered By Your Sweat


Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a wearable device that generates power when touched or sweated on, potentially opening up new opportunities for smaller electronics, including maybe VR technology.

Report: Facebook Acquires Varifocal Startup Lemnis Technologies

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It’s come to light that Lemnis Technologies, a startup creating varifocal optics for use in VR headsets, has reportedly been absorbed by Facebook in an ‘acqui-hiring’ move. Lemnis Technologies latest ‘Verifocal’ XR headset, Image courtesy Lemnis Technologies.


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Developer Copy & Pastes Real Margaritas Using AR Technology


This past May we covered a unique augmented reality app by developer Cyril Diagne that uses a selection of AR and machine learning technology to capture digital renditions of real-world objects and automatically isolate them from their surrounding environments.

VR Technology Being Used In De-Escalation Training For Police


The post VR Technology Being Used In De-Escalation Training For Police appeared first on VRScout. Officers are given a chance to experience confrontations from the civilians perspective.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Facebook Acquires Positional Tracking Company Scape Technologies


Facebook acquired a visual-based positional tracking company called Scape Technologies, according to Techcrunch. Scape Technologies was based in London and founded in 2016. It was working on a technology that could pinpoint location with better accuracy than just GPS.

VR Technology Reunites Grieving Mother With Her Deceased Child


South Korean documentary ‘I Met You’ shows how VR technology is bringing the dead back to life. We’ve seen VR technology used in a variety of incredible ways, but nothing quite as extraordinary as bringing the dead back to life.

Engaging Audiences With Immersive Technology

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There is $750,000 in funding on offer by the Knight Foundation for ideas that demonstrate the ability of immersive technologies such as VR and AR to strengthen audience engagement Click To Tweet. The grants are being put forward by the Knight Foundation for ideas that demonstrate the ability of immersive technologies, such as virtual and mixed reality, to strengthen audience engagement. The post Engaging Audiences With Immersive Technology appeared first on Tech Trends.

Study Shows VR Technology Can Have A Positive Psychological Impact During Lockdown


How immersive technology is keeping users sane during the coronavirus pandemic. Thankfully, we have now have access to an extensive array of VR technology that allows us to escape our dreary reality. There’s no question about it.

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Cleanbox Technology kills coronavirus on your VR headset

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And here Cleanbox Technology comes to the rescue. I immediately asked an interview with Amy Hedrick, the CEO of Cleanbox Technology , and she was so kind to sit down with me (virtually) and explain to me everything about her interesting product. Header image by Cleanbox Technology).

Fighting COVID-19 with Technology

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The technology industry has a vital role to play, pushing innovations to help us all tackle what are sure to be more difficult times ahead. The post Fighting COVID-19 with Technology appeared first on Tech Trends.

XR Streaming: The Future of Immersive Technologies?


While immersive technologies are undoubtedly a big driver for digital transformation, the XR community faces major challenges that apply to every player in the field.

Breaking Barriers Through Immersive Technology


Baby boomers are thrilled that the fictional Holodeck from Star Trek is now a real and functional immersive technology. What’s even more thrilling for them is the development of holographic technology they all marveled at in the Star Wars series.

Arthur Technologies Raises $2.5M for Its VR Office Collaboration Software

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Munich, Germany-based AR/VR software company Arthur Technologies today announced it’s successful raised $2.5 The post Arthur Technologies Raises $2.5M Investment News VR Investment arthur arthur technologies arthur vr vr collaboration vr collaboration apps

Zylia’s 3D Audio Technology Could Be The Start Of Virtual Concert Halls


ZYLIA Navigable Audio is a huge step in that direction, and we are very proud of the impact that we are having on the future of 3D audio technology.”. Earlier this year, Zylia showcased the true power of its 6DoF audio technology in a collaboration with the Pozna?

Facebook Acquires Computer Vision Startup Scape Technologies

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According to regulatory filings uncovered by Tech Crunch , Facebook has acquired Scape Technologies, a London-based computer vision startup. The post Facebook Acquires Computer Vision Startup Scape Technologies appeared first on Road to VR.

How Augmented Reality Technology Streamlines Agriculture


The new smart farming technology is driven to a large extent by robotics, automation, data analytics, and IoT. Coupled with monitoring technology and AI for precision farming, AR can reduce the need to hire farm workers to regularly check on the state of the crops or livestock.

Wonder Painter Technology Turns Any Drawing Into Animation


Developed by Xiaoxiaoniu Creative Technologies Ltd, a computer software company based out of Beijing, China, the technology blends artificial intelligence, machine learning, and human interaction to automatically transform static 2D images into interactive 3D animations. Image Credit: Xiaoxiaoniu Creative Technologies Ltd. For more information on Wonder Painter technology and how to access a demo, visit WonderPainter.net.

Remote Maintenance with AR Technology


One of these solutions is the Augmented Reality (AR), a technology that is powerfully improving the work on the sites, empowering the workforce with plenty of facilities to perform their job.

AR Technology Is Changing The World Of Professional Yachting


Raymarine’s AR navigation technology could be the future of professional sailing. When it comes to high-level yachting and sailing, few technologies are more crucial than an up-to-date electronic plotter. This important marine navigation device uses GPS technology, radar, automatic information systems, and a variety of other sensors to provide sailors with crucial information while at sea, including the vessel’s position in relation to other objects. .

AR Drone Technology That Can Help Save Lives


First responders will be able to use drones equipped with augmented reality technology to better deal with emergency situations. . Yet, like all technology, it’s not the hardware that’s the problem, but what you do while operating it; depending on the operator, any piece of technology can be a force for evil. The technology was developed in-house by Edgybees (which since being founded in 2017 has raised over $6.4M

Building The Future Of Immersive Theater Technology With The Musical Theatre Factory


After receiving a media arts grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Musical Theatre Factory began to pursue routes to integrate the two worlds of technology and theatre that, according to Salley, “don’t [seem] to overlap, but that probably should.”.

How Immersive Technology Is Advancing Healthcare


As immersive technology has become more advanced with time, it has had an increasing role in medicine. Virtual and augmented reality technology have both been responsible for particular advancements in the healthcare industry, and not just in medicine.

Augmented Reality and Hearables: Where the Two Technologies Meet


Hearables with augmented reality features are becoming ubiquitous thanks to the overall spread of wearables, the contribution of tech giants, and the growing demand for emerging technologies. From a technical standpoint, simultaneous interpreting relies on multiple technologies.

VR Mindfulness: Is Immersive Technology The Next ‘Big Thing’ in Workplace Well-Being?


The same immersive technologies, such as virtual and augmented reality, that are making waves in the training and communication space also have exciting applications in the well-being space. Unique Opportunities Delivered By Immersive Technology.

The Weather Channel Continues Its Embrace Of Mixed Reality Technology


When The Weather Channel debuted its IMR technology back in June of 2018, the organization introduced the industry to a brand new form of educational broadcasting. This was just one example in which The Weather Channel has employed the use of immersive technology, specifically “Mixed Reality,” to better show how ruthless Mother Nature can be. The post The Weather Channel Continues Its Embrace Of Mixed Reality Technology appeared first on VRScout.

Importance of VR Technology in Healthcare


New technology continues to shape our present, pushing the boundaries of possibilities and accelerating development. The need to find technological solutions that are both remote, safe and immersive has grown exponentially, which has brought healthcare more towards VR.

2020 NAMM Show Highlights The Growing Impact Of Immersive Technology On Live Music


As more sophisticated AR glasses begin to close in on consumer pricing and start to look (nearly) safe to wear in public, we’re approaching the impact point between technology and music.

JigSpace Puts Together $4.7 Million in Funding to Expand AR Tutorial Technology

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The startup JigSpace, which was among the first apps to support ARKit and LiDAR for iPhone augmented reality apps, has capitalized on its early mover status by innovating within the space. On Wednesday, JigSpace closed a $4.7

XR Technology Conference AWE Goes Live


We weren’t able to cover everything at the massive XR technology conference, but we’ve collected some of our day one highlights. See Also: XR Technology at AWE and the Auggies: Exclusive Content From Ori Inbar. There are still a few days worth of XR technology content coming from AWE.

Exploring Immersive Technology in Training and Education

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As with any novel and paradigm-shifting technology, the initial boom of virtual and artificial reality (VR/AR) has seen a vast array of industries attempting to leverage its benefits, from entertainment to product design, marketing to construction. With such potential on the horizon, it is essential that organizations manage the process of leveraging XR technologies effectively, or risk falling behind as others take the lead.

Girl Guides & Brownies Awarded With VR Technology Badge


Saltash District Brownies and Guides earn the “first-ever” VR technology badge after helping design virtual environments for hospitalized children. Over the last couple of years these catalogues have made a noticeable shift from conventional, and sometimes random (There’s even a badge for having good credit ) accomplishments towards more a modernized, technology-orientated badges. The post Girl Guides & Brownies Awarded With VR Technology Badge appeared first on VRScout.

EyeWay Vision Joins Technology Innovation Collective the LaSAR Alliance


However, they have both recently come together in an exciting example of technology innovation and collaboration in XR research. The alliance itself is the newest edition to IEEE’s Industry Standards and Technology Organization , which has been driving technology innovation for over 20 years.

China Announces New Regulations To Combat Fake News Created Using Deepfake Technology


Beginning 2020, videos created using VR and AI technology will need to be identified as such. The upcoming regulations will also require any video and audio content created using VR or AI technology to be marked.

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Smart Fabric Technology Brings Touch Haptics To The Oculus Quest


In January of 2018, BeBop Sensors debuted its Forte Data Glove at the annual Consumer Electronics Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada, during which the company showcased its “smart fabric” technology simuating the sensation of touch while in a virtual space; put simply, the high-tech gloves allow users to “feel” virtual objects while immersed in a VR experience. Since that debut, BeBop Sensors has been working non-stop on its enterprise-friendly haptic technology.

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2020 Trends in XR Technology Education


XR technology is disruptive and it’s been a disruptive year. To start, it is important to point out that XR technology in education isn’t a new concept. XR technology manufacturers, including Lenovo, have prioritized making headsets out of easy-to-clean materials and removable covers.

Stepping Up Communication and Collaboration With Virtual Reality Technology


Technology is now allowing people to gather and process vast amounts of information at a speed beyond our imagination. While we traditionally use keyboard strokes or voice commands to tap into massive data, virtual reality can make us understand information in refreshing ways.