Distance Underestimation in Virtual Environments

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Academic VR researchers have shown that “people typically underestimate egocentric distances in immersive virtual environments,” sometimes up to 20%. This could have huge implications for architectural visualizations, but also for anyone making aesthetic judgments based upon the proportion and scale represented within a virtual environment. The post Distance Underestimation in Virtual Environments appeared first on Road to VR.

Mimesys Leverages ARKit as a Mobile Viewer into Collaborative Virtual Environments

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VR remote collaboration company Mimesys has dreamt up an experiment which envisions mobile AR as a portal into remote virtual environments, allowing for quick spatial collaboration on-the-go, without putting on a VR headset. Mimesys has employed Apple’s ARKit to turn an iPhone or iPad into a mobile viewer that acts as a window into the company’s virtual collaborative environments.

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Holotron And The Pursuit Of The Perfect VR Exoskeleton

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Despite the considerable advances in immersive technology these past few years, simulating physical locomotion in a virtual environment remains one of the most difficult aspects of developing interactive VR content.

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Explore a virtual environment with EON Spatial Meeting where ever you are with your friends and colleagues. XR Experience with Serpent statue in an airport. The post Serpent statue appeared first on EON Reality. Education2 History

Hands-on with Microsoft Mesh: I handed someone a whale shark, and it was awesome

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Microsoft has unveiled Mesh, a cross-technology platform that lets app developers build persistent virtual environments. Computing News Virtual Reality Wearables Augmented Reality holograms HoloLens 2 HP Microsoft Microsoft Ignite mixed reality

NASA Needs Your Help Building A VR Mars Simulator

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Built using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5, the Mars XR Operations Support System is a virtual environment developed by NASA in collaboration with Buendea that simulates life on the planet Mars. Earn money helping NASA build a next-gen simulator for researchers and astronauts.

Hands-On with Magic Leap's Undersea, an AR Experience That Delivers on the Promise to Transport You to Another World

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It's called Undersea, and its goal is to submerge you in a virtual environment that makes it seem as though your surroundings have been suddenly sunken to the bottom of the ocean. The latest immersive production from Magic Leap Studios finally got its debut on Monday at Siggraph, during which the company also released the app to the general public, so we took it for a spin.

How VR/AR Technology Is Being Used To Treat Autism

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This includes one-on-one meet-ups with XRHealth therapists as well as virtual group sessions, all of which accessible remotely using modern VR headsets. These virtual sessions tackle everything from physical occupational therapy to behavioral health.

Grandpa Creates Hologram Twin For Future Grandkids Using VR

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While explaining his creation of the Carpet Bag handbag in the 1960s, for example, we see some of the original promotional material for the item displayed throughout his virtual environment. Not even death will stop this tech-savvy grandfather from meeting his great-grandchildren.

Hands-On: Hands-On with Magic Leap's Undersea, an AR Experience That Transports You to Another World

Next Reality AR

It's called Undersea, and its goal is to submerge you in a virtual environment that makes it seem as though your surroundings have been suddenly sunken to the bottom of the ocean. The latest immersive production from Magic Leap Studios finally got its debut on Monday at Siggraph, during which the company also released the app to the general public, so we took it for a spin.

WalkinVR Looks To Make PC VR More Accessible To Disabled Users

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He studied how each player interacted with their virtual environment in order to identify where their respective conditions came into play the most. Disabled users can play SteamVR games using a new tool that offers four types of assistance.

How To Attend Zoom, Skype, Hangouts Meetings In VR With SPACES

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Whereas some apps, such as Immersed , Glue , and Spatial , offer those with VR headsets the chance to coordinate within virtual co-working environments, SPACES allows VR users to connect with those out-of-headset using a handful of popular video messaging apps.

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Master of Shapes Combines VR Racing With Real Go Karts

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Virtual environments. Last month we had the opportunity to check out Master of Shapes’ VR go-kart experience, a bold new location-based venture that blends virtual reality racetracks with real-world racing. Developed in partnership with Intel , K1 Speed , and Black Trax , the one-of-a-kind experience allows participants to race against the clock as they navigate a virtual environment mapped to a real-world track. Real-world racing.

Virtuix Omni One is a 360-degree VR treadmill to bring the Holodeck home

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A new home virtual reality treadmill could help turn your living room into a Holodeck, with the Virtuix Omni One offering a consumer version of the infinite-walk tech. Omni Pro made waves for its ability to unlock virtual environments for limitless exploration – regardless of the size of the room you’re in – thanks to its omni-directional treadmill system. Archive virtual reality VR

‘Bigscreen VR’ Green Screen Room Is Perfect For VR Podcasts, Zoom Meetings

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Spice up your live stream with this customizable virtual environment. Add a VR avatar to your next Twitch stream, direct a short film, record your own virtual talk show; it’s your virtual studio, do whatever you’d like.

Ride Your Real Bike In The Virtual World With The Blync VR Controller

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Pedal your way through a variety of virtual terrain or create your own. According to the official Kickstarter page, the platform will feature numerous virtual environments, games and stunts, multiplayer functionality, and the ability to design custom terrain.

Hoame Wants To Be The Future Of VR Meditation On Quest

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Apps such as Guided Meditation VR , TRIPP , and Supernatural offer users a way to escape the chaos of the real world by immersing them in soothing virtual environments where they can participate in guided meditations designed to combat anxiety and depression.

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Virtual Reality and Team Building: An Outlook

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These days, most folks have experienced virtual reality in some shape or form: it could be a Google cardboard, VR kiosk at a local mall, or an at-home VR headset from HTC or Oculus. VR headsets create interactive environments that anyone can have access to. Sponsored content.

Train Safely on the Virtual Lathe Machine

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EON XR is now revolutionising technical training, allowing students to train safely on the lathe machine directly from their phones in a virtual environment. Click here to learn how you can train safely on the lathe machine in a virtual environment on EON XR. .

These Futuristic ‘Moon Boots’ Let You Walk Forever In VR

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The wearer is allowed to take several steps forward before the boots are activated so they can better acclimate to their virtual environment. “As They are immersed in the environment to the point that they are uncertain they are still within the room that they started.”.

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Dive Into a Hyper-Realistic Metaverse Built on Unreal Engine

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Victoria VR is among the first to harness the latest augmented, virtual, and mixed reality technologies to offer a hyper-realistic metaverse created and owned by users. You can put up your own virtual shop and interact with other users.

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HaptX Secures $1.5M Grant to Build Full-body Haptics for VR & Telepresence Robots

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ForceBot will advance knowledge at the convergence of virtual reality, robotic control, sensory feedback, ergonomics, and human factor fields,” said Dr. Alexander Leonessa, Principal Investigator, Virginia Tech. “We’re

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US Air Force Experiments With VR Suicide Prevention Training

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Airmen and their spouses are taught how to comfort distressed individuals in a virtual environment.

Quest 2 Experimental Room Setup Adds Walls & Furniture To Mixed Reality

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“Bring the walls, furniture and objects from your room into VR so you can use apps that blend your real and virtual environments,” a dialog for the feature notes.

Researchers Simulate Walking In VR Using Foot Vibrations

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New technology, however—such as Cybershoes and omnidirectional treadmills like the Virtuix Omni One —are taking VR locomotion to the next level by allowing players to physically move throughout their VR environments while remaining stationary.

Pimax Unveils VR 3.0 Standalone/PC VR Headset

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I love the idea of “Naturalist”, constantly getting fooled into thinking that you’re really there, inside the virtual environment.”.

Researchers Say Head-mounted Haptics Can Combat Smooth Locomotion Discomfort in VR

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Moving players artificially through large virtual environments isn’t a trivial task. Unfortunately this method of virtual locomotion isn’t comfortable for everyone. Users were walked through three different virtual environments | Image courtesy Yi-Hao Peng.

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Virtual Concert Platform ‘Wave’ Secures $30M in Series B Funding

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Wave , the social VR platform and virtual music venue, today announced a $30 million Series B funding round, putting its total funding to $40 million to date. The post Virtual Concert Platform ‘Wave’ Secures $30M in Series B Funding appeared first on Road to VR.

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Disney’s Upcoming Lion King Remake Pushes The Boundaries Of VR Filmmaking

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Director Jon Favreau ditches physical sets in favor of 360-degree virtual environments. However, whereas his The Jungle Book remake featured a live human throughout most of the film, the upcoming Lion King remake is 100% CGI, a move that has allowed the ambitious filmmaker to abandon the complex and uncontrollable difficulties presented by physical sets in favor of 360-degree virtual environments he and his team can immerse themselves in via VR headsets.

The New Age of Learning Science with Virtual Reality: A Literature Review

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Virtual Reality: A New Age of Learning Science Virtual reality is not a new, hot-off-the-press concept. The term “ virtual reality” was first used in 1987 by Jaron Lanier, who was researching goggles that could display digital creations (Lowood, 2018). Virtual reality.

Electronic Music Pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre to Host Concert in ‘VRChat’ This Weekend

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Pioneering French musician Jean-Michel Jarre is performing live on a virtual stage in social VR platform VRChat this weekend. The live performance is slated to last 40 minutes and take place in a virtual environment built by VRrOOm , hosted in VRChat.

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Does The Oculus Quest 2 Work Outside?

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For those who may be out of the loop, the Oculus Quest 2 offers 6DoF (degrees of freedom) functionality, allowing you to navigate virtual worlds by physically moving throughout your real-world environment. The answer is yes and no.

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Hand Physics Lab Takes Oculus Quest Hand Tracking To New Heights

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Personally, my favorite tool is the “slicer” This laser-like device dismembers your hands while keeping you in control of your fingers, allowing you to crawl your lost appendages around the virtual environment like a pair of creepy five-legged spiders.

This is the Ray Tracing We've Been Waiting For

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Today, Nvidia showed us the true promise and vision of ray tracing —making virtual environments look as real as possible based on how light is cast and reflected off surfaces and objects.

Samsung's Galaxy S22 Could Get a Graphics Boost From a New AMD-Fueled Chip

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More specifically, the chip uses AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture which enables variable-rate shading and hardware-accelerated ray tracing , a technique used to make lighting effects in virtual environments appear more realistic.

The Spaces Between Reality: Understanding Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality!

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We are providing an entry-level guide to understanding Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality applications, the differences between each, and how all of these experiences, when enabled, form what is known as mixed reality. First things first, let’s define the term virtual.

Canetrollers Could Change VR for Visually Impaired

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Whole experiences are built around immersing the eyes in headsets to explore virtual environments. We created Canetroller, a haptic cane controller that simulates [assistive] cane interactions, enabling people with visual impairments to navigate a virtual environment by transferring their cane skills into the virtual world.”. The Canetroller will then vibrate when it hits a virtual object and can also detect changes in environment texture.