Memory Capture & Virtual Tourism for the Benefit of Those with Physical Disabilities

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Roy is doing a sort of virtual tourism that is enabling other people with impaired mobility to get a taste of the different experiences that he’s having. The post Memory Capture & Virtual Tourism for the Benefit of Those with Physical Disabilities appeared first on Road to VR.

Failte Ireland using VR to boost tourism

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Failte Ireland, Ireland’s tourism authority, is using virtual reality experiences to promote the region to tourists and will expand the project to trade and industry partners so they can promote their own tourist activities....

Photogrammetry Showcase ‘Realities’ Update Brings New Content, Touch Support, and Improved Visuals

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HTC Vive Games News Oculus Rift Games SteamVR Games VR Games photogrammetry virtual reality tourism vr tourismRealities, a ‘virtual travel’ title that presents near photo-realistic VR captures of real-world locations, has received a major update.

HTC Partners With InterContinental Hotels To Bring Vive To Chinese Hotel Rooms

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We’ve often talked about VR being used for virtual tourism, but this isn’t exactly what we had in mind. htc VR Industry News htc vive InterContinental Hotels vr tourism

Oculus Gets Down to Business With New Rift Bundle Aimed at Commercial Use

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A new commercial-focused hardware bundle including Rift headset, Touch controllers, three Sensors, and three facial interfaces was revealed at Oculus Connect 4 this week.

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‘In Death’ is a Medieval Roguelike Bow-shooter from ‘EVEREST VR’ Developer Sólfar Studios

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In quite the pivot from virtual tourism experience EVEREST VR (2016) , Iceland-based Sólfar Studios has revealed their next VR project, In Death , a VR roguelike bow-shooter that promises procedurally generated crawling for loot and more.

VR Gets Experimental At Moving Image New York 2017

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PRIMAL TOURISM: ISLAND. Developed over the course of over 8 months, Primal Tourism: Island combines colonialism, tourism and science fiction to create a truly unique experience that’s as accurate as it is imaginative.

Google Helps Preserve Endangered Historical Sites in VR

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One of the original pioneers in 3D laser-scanning, Ben realized his technology could be used towards immortalizing monuments and other historical sites facing potential destruction by war, tourism, or just good old fashioned mother nature.

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Samsung’s In-house Incubator to Showcase New VR/AR Experiments at MWC

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traVRer , the last wordy entree from C-Lab showing at MWC, is a 360-degree video platform focused on virtual tourism, letting you visit landmarks and famous places around the world but with the mood, noises and events captured.

‘Twilight’ VR Ride Coming to Lionsgate Theme Park

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In 2020, Lionsgate will followup their Chinese indoor theme park with an outdoor park in South Korea in the tourism hub of Jeju Island. The 237,000-square foot indoor theme park will be located in China.

Project Goa Will Bring Virtual Reality To Any Smartphone

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Nod, the tech startup developing Goa, hopes to tap into the enthusiasm around VR to expand past gaming into applications like real estate, medicine, museums, and tourism

Report: VR and AR Device Market to hit $1.8 billion in 2018

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We saw in our latest consumer survey that virtual tourism, remote participation in events such as music concerts, and virtual social interactions are all emerging as further uses for virtual reality.

Take a Ride in this VR Hot Air Balloon

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But Janimation is also looking at how the experience could be useful in the tourism and hospitality industry as a less expensive alternative to marketing events like media tours and FAM (familiarization) events.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve…in VR

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One work on display at the party will be Jakob Kusk Steensen’s “Primal Tourism,” a piece in which “colonialism, tourism and science fiction overlap.” Capping off a huge year for VR, people around the world are turning to VR for NYE celebrations. Every year, people from around world get together to ring in the new year. Some travel to faraway locations to join hordes of revelers in celebratory countdowns replete with massive fireworks shows.

George Washington’s Home Is Getting An AR Tour

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The tours are a production of ARtGlass, a company working to bring augmented reality to mainstream “cultural” tourism. The homes of Presidents George Washington and James Monroe are getting AR tours by way of Epson’s Moverio glasses. Monroe’s historic home, known as Highland, is the first place to launch the AR tours with Washington’s Mount Vernin coming online this spring.

Funding Roundup: InstaVR Raises $2M & iStaging Raises $5M.

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Funding Roundup: InstaVR Raises $2M & iStaging Raises $5M Series A & Razer Creates $30M Fund To Invest In Games, Tech, and VR InstaVR , a San Francisco, CA-based virtual reality (VR) authoring, publishing, and analysis company, closed a $2M series A equity funding round.

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How Valve’s ‘The Lab’ Trains Your Brain to Appreciate Good VR.

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For the archery experience you have an old castle door, for a photogrammetry experience of virtual tourism, we have a “photo wall” with postcards pinned to it.

VR Square, a VR theme park, is opening in Seoul

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The South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and the Korea Creative Content Agency are responsible for making this project happen, likely in hopes of drawing people from all over the world to their VR facilities. Image Credit: Korea Bizwire.

Steam’s Autumn Sale Officially Kicks Off With Over 250 VR Games Discounted

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That means games, educational experiences, virtual tourism, videos, and more are all needed in order for VR to thrive. Software sells hardware — it’s a well-known fact, passed down by wise men throughout the generations.

Haptics Project H2L Sells Shares To Sony Innovation, Raising Over $1.7 Million

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H2L (Happy Hacking Life), a Tokyo-based company that specializes in VR/AR related to gaming and tourism, has engineered a haptic device of their own and it is surprisingly low-profile. From exo-claws for your forearms to vests for your entire upper body, haptic feedback devices run the gauntlet when it comes to different ways to further immerse players in virtual worlds.

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SpaceVR Raises $1.25 Million Seed Round

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SpaceVR , the world’s first platform for creating cinematic, live, virtual space tourism, announced today it has raised a $1.25 million seed financing round. The funding is led by Shanda Group with participation from Skywood Capital.

In First Interview Since Leaving Oculus, Founder Palmer Luckey Talks VR’s Mobile Future, Facebook, and Cosplay

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Palmer Luckey: So it was a plan to increase tourism.

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Meet Your New President: Photorealistic Trump Takes Office in VR

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Today, one more out-of-the-way locale is being brought into the realm digitally accessible tourism: President Trump standing in the oval office of the White House.

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

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In fact, games only account for 35% of projects underway, as the rest are focused on fields like psychology and neuroscience (12%), education (7%), tourism (7% ), and architecture and real estate (6%).

MetaVRse Launches Canada's First Full Service Virtual Reality Agency

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MetaVRse has worked with marquee clients including: Royal Ontario Museum, Adidas, Footlocker, Niagara Falls Tourism and CDW. Toronto-based VR Agency MetaVRse has launched as Canada’s first full-service Virtual Reality agency.

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Baidu Opens Augmented Reality Lab in Beijing

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Baidu’s lab, which currently employs 55 people according Reuters , is intended to drive revenue through AR marketing as well as open up the potential to explore healthcare, education and tourism within the new medium. The Chinese search engine will also begin integrating AR into search.

5 things Marketing and AD Agencies need to know about Virtual and Mixed Reality

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This is especially evident at tourism and real estate events. 1: Sell to an already captive audience. Visit any trade show these days and you will see the obligatory VR headset or three, at every stand.

InstaVR To Produce Content For Hello Kitty Theme Park

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InstaVR also includes a VR tourism heat-map that shows where virtual patrons gaze the most and Sanrio will be using that data to shape interactive features in the VR content. Likely due to the costs and complexity of virtual reality setups, theme parks are often referenced as prime homes for VR installations and rides. Amusement parks not only have the funding that can go into individual attractions providing fully immersive VR, but also the square feet to do so with few barriers.

MetaVRse Launches Canada’s First Full Service Virtual Reality Agency

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MetaVRse has worked with marquee clients including: Royal Ontario Museum, Adidas, Footlocker, Niagara Falls Tourism and CDW. Toronto-based VR Agency MetaVRse has launched as Canada’s first full-service Virtual Reality agency.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

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Aiming at the tourism, entertainment, and education industries, the company has already released 3D recreated sites from places like Rome, Athens, Paris, and Jerusalem.

If ‘Ready Player One’ Doesn’t Suck, It Stands to Positively Impact the VR Industry

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Just the same, New Zealand’s Tourism Board continues to capitalize on the success of Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of J.R.R. Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of Ernest Cline’s best-selling novel Ready Player One is hitting the big screen later this month.

Galactica is a VR Rollercoaster Opening at Alton Towers in April

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During the three minute ride, the virtual world revolves around a fictional space tourism company, Galactica, in the year 3016 and begins before you've taken off on the Galactanaut ship. If you live in the UK you may be already very familiar with Alton Towers.

Virtual musician moves to Ohio to perform live

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Plus, as always, there are many, many write-ups of tourism, freebie, and shopping destinations from all around the hypergrid — and, of course, the Easter Egg Hunts that have been popping up this month. Torben Asp at a live performance. Image courtesy Avination.).

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