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%. The post Distance Underestimation in Virtual Environments appeared first on Road to VR.

Mimesys Leverages ARKit as a Mobile Viewer into Collaborative Virtual Environments

Road to VR

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.

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

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.

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

VRScout

Director Jon Favreau ditches physical sets in favor of 360-degree virtual environments. Director Jon Favreau and his team immersed within their virtual set. // Image Credit: Wired.

Master of Shapes Combines VR Racing With Real Go Karts

VRScout

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. Real-world racing.

AltspaceVR zeros in on social virtual reality

Hypergrid Business

The social virtual reality platform AltspaceVR is doubling down on the social aspect, with interface changes designed to make it easier for people to get together. Previously, AltspaceVR — like many virtual environments —... News VR & AR AltspaceVR

Bigscreen Beta Will Officially Host The International 2019 DOTA 2 Tournament Next Week

Peter Graham

This isn’t the first time Valve has streamed this competition in virtual reality (VR), originally experimenting with the feature in 2016 for HTC Vive owners. At the end of the week Bigscreen Beta will be launching a new environment to enjoy, a new modern-themed cinema.

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Training AI & Robots in VR with NVIDIA’s Project Holodeck

Road to VR

At SIGGRAPH 2017, NVIDIA was showing off their Isaac Robot that had been trained to play dominos within a virtual world environment of NVIDIA’s Project Holodeck.

Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Capture Tools Now Available

VRScout

Record yourself in the virtual world with Oculus’ official MRC kit. Yesterday, Oculus launched its official set of Mixed Reality Capture Tools for the Oculus Quest, allowing users to record high-quality gameplay footage where real-world objects and people appear in VR.

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Surgery Training Platform ‘Osso VR’ Now Used by 1,000 Surgeons Monthly

Road to VR

The platform, which was created to provide surgeons with an immersive, repeatable environment to safely practice their craft, is now used by more than 20 teaching hospitals and eight top medical device companies across 11 countries.

Report: Kids and VR

Tech Trends VR

As more children start using virtual reality, it will be critical for parents and teachers to understand the effect it can have. This is what a new report Virtual Reality 101: What You Need to Know About Kids and VR is hoping to contribute towards.

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Curing Insomnia With VR Light Shows, Ambient Music, And Interactive Beds

VRScout

Developed by art duo Dr. Betty Sargeant and Justin Dwyer, Inter-Dream combines VR technology, kaleidoscopic visuals, manually-controlled ambient music, and an interactive bed to deliver a calming, stress-free virtual environment which can assist users in falling asleep.

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Nvidia recreates the Apollo 11 landing with real-time ray tracing

TechCrunch VR

When the team began constructing the virtual environment, they studied the lander, the actual reflectivity of astronaut’s space suits and the properties of the Moon’s surface dust and terrain.

New mobile VR headset to have built-in positional tracking

Hypergrid Business

Dacuda, a 3D scanning and room-scale virtual reality company is partnering with brain technology company MindMaze on a new headset that will offer positional tracing and improve social interactions in virtual environments.

Normal VR Technology Turns Any Unity VR/AR App Into A Multiplayer Experience

VRScout

The company behind the multiplayer plugin Normcore proves the viability of a virtual office and beyond. The 2017 video from Normal VR started with an adorable, yellow, blob-like virtual avatar daintily standing in the middle of a real, physical office.

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Cyberith announces 2nd gen Virtualizer, still thinks about its backers

The Ghost Howls

The Cyberith Virtualizer. This until one/two months ago, when Cyberith has announced a very cool update to the Virtualizer , that now reaches its second generation. The new device, called Virtualizer Elite 2 , adds a motion platform that makes walking in VR more natural and effortless.

Virtual Desktop On Quest Pushes Twice As Many Pixels As Oculus Go

UploadVR

Virtual Desktop is slated to be an Oculus Quest launch title later this month when the headset releases on May 21. For those unaware, Virtual Desktop is a VR application that allows you to stream your desktop to a virtual environment in VR.

Engage VR targets educators, businesses with free platform and content creation

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Engage, a free multi-user virtual reality social platform that allows educators to create and share virtual environments and take students on virtual field trips is now available in preview edition and will launch early next... News VR & AR Engage VR HTC Vive

Canetrollers Could Change VR for Visually Impaired

VRScout

Whole experiences are built around immersing the eyes in headsets to explore virtual environments. The Canetroller will then vibrate when it hits a virtual object and can also detect changes in environment texture.

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The Future of Augmented Reality in Autonomous Driving Technology

ARPost

Augmented reality’s capacity to integrate a virtual environment into the real world makes it ideal for testing driverless cars. The University of Michigan uses AR and other virtual technologies to create a safe space for testing self-driving cars in their Mcity Test Facility.

Virtually Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Every Timezone with the ‘VRChat’ Community

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VRChat , a social VR experience supporting major PC VR headsets via Steam , is celebrating New Year’s Eve virtually in every timezone, every hour, on the hour. You can use this link to join the virtual location , with the app installed.

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Queen’s University Announces Dedicated VR Medical Training Center

VRScout

Using HTC VIVE headsets and software created by SimforHealth, medical students will be able to engage in emergency situations, conduct consultations with virtual patients, as well as familiarize themselves with various medical operations.

LightVR uses headset camera to see real keyboard

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Real-time XR Performance Platform VRJam Begins Crowdfunding Campaign

Peter Graham

One growing avenue of virtual reality (VR) entertainment is live performances. This can come in several forms from 360-degree video to interactive virtual environments such as those being developed by RedPill VR at its Social Virtual Reality (SVR) platform or TheWaveVR.

VR to Blow Your Mind

Tech Trends VR

The best virtual reality experiences can come from every day human connections. At last year’s AVN’s (the adult industry’s Oscar equivalent) they were named “Best Virtual Reality Site.”.

Oculus Patents VR Movement System with Phone-Based HMD

UploadVR

Today, Oculus was granted a patent for a new method of moving around in a virtual environment that is more “natural and intuitive” to the user than teleporting – which has been an industry standard until now.

Target Eating Disorders with NeuroVR

VRCircle

This treatment enhances traditional cognitive behavioral therapy with the use of a virtual environment using the cost-free NeuroVR platform. Hardware Virtual Reality Virtual Reality News VR News

Sony Working on Minority Report Style VR Glove

VRCircle

In the film Tom Cruise’s character John Anderton wears a glove to interact with a massive augmented reality environment. Playstation VR Virtual Reality Virtual Reality NewsMany people would love to be Tom Cruise.

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Virtual Reality Experiences Empower LGBTQ Youth to Take Pride in Themselves

ARPost

Virtual reality might be what the world needs to spread love all around the world. Founder of Sergio Urrego Foundation , Alba Reyes, spends most of her time running workshops and promoting an open, unprejudiced environment for LGBTQ youth in their schools.

A VR-based Approach to ADHD

Veative

By creating specially designed virtual environments for the detection, assessment and treatment of this disorder, Virtual Reality can serve both as a diagnostic tool and an effective therapeutic strategy in the rehabilitation of children with ADHD. Virtual Reality Technology.

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Making Noise in VR

Tech Trends VR

New BBC Virtual Reality experience invites you to find your voice and make a difference by walking a mile in the shoes of the suffragettes. This day and age, one could be forgiven for being somewhat disillusioned with democracy, but still, come election time, I always vote Click To Tweet.

Win free VR viewer: Submit a historical destination

Hypergrid Business

Virtual environments can let people step back in time, by visiting the recreation of a place or event. Tell people about your favorite historical destinations in the survey below.

Top Enterprise Use Cases for Oculus Quest VR Headset

InstaVR

Companies are seeing real improvement and ROI from utilizing Virtual Reality. The Oculus Quest, in particular, is good for when you’re creating a “virtual environment” for the training to be conducted in.

Manus VR Launches VR Training Development Studio

VRScout

With our experience in virtual reality we feel like we can make a difference. By combining our own hardware with high detail virtual environments and top notch interactions, we can bring VR training to the next level.”. Virtual reality is here to stay.