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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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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. Director Jon Favreau and his team immersed within their virtual set. // Image Credit: Wired.

AltspaceVR zeros in on social virtual reality

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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

Studying Social Presence in VR

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New research by the University of British Columbia highlights both similarities and differences in the way people interact in virtual environments and the real world. Subjects yawned at the same rate, even while being watched by a virtual human avatar or a virtual webcam.

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Oculus Quest Mixed Reality Capture Tools Now Available

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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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New mobile VR headset to have built-in positional tracking

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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.

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

Build AR & VR Apps With the Open-Source Virtuoso SDK

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There are a number of ways to create your own virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) app/videogame. VSDK is a free, augmented/virtual reality software development kit that helps developers rapidly achieve results,” said Dr. Michael Jenkins, Senior Scientist at Charles River Analytics in a statement. Even worse, new developers face a steep learning curve to achieve basic real-world functionality for augmented and virtual reality interactions.

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

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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.

Report: Kids and VR

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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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Dexmo force feedback gloves show the future of hands presence in VR

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The Dexmo force-feedback glove is an exoskeleton that you wear to have true fingers presence in any virtual environment. It can be used both with a standard screen or an AR/VR headset, but I think that virtual reality is where this device really shines.

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Oculus Patents VR Movement System with Phone-Based HMD

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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.

Google Is Exploring VR Shoes With Tiny Motorized Wheels

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The approach is an extension of earlier ideas of “infinite redirected walking”, which used purely visual distortions in scale of the virtual environment to try and achieve the same effect through tricking the user’s eyes. The issue with those approaches however is that they still required a very large playspace of around 20×20 feet to be effective, and may only be effective in indoor virtual environments.

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Jump Into Tilt Brush With Vreal And Revisit Creations Together

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Vreal’s recorder maps player movements onto an animal avatar while also capturing the entire changing virtual environment. Vreal records the entire virtual environment in a linear way with voices and body movements mapped onto avatars.

LightVR uses headset camera to see real keyboard

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WalkOVR’s $249 Wearable VR Locomotion System Funded In Four Hours

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We’ve seen a multitude of practical and impractical solutions pop up for locomotion in virtual reality. WalkOVR is doing just that with its wearable motion capture system that allows VR users to walk in place to move through virtual environments.

New Arizona Sunshine: Rampage Experience Coming To Nomadic VR Arcades

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As with all the best location based experiences, it will use physical props aligned with the virtual environment for added immersion. A new title based on the Arizona Sunshine VR franchise is coming to Nomadic VR arcades. Nomadic is a new location-based VR company founded last year.

Win free VR viewer: Submit a historical destination

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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.

Superhot VR Dev Tested ‘Larger’ New Levels For Quest Release

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“Running around in huge 20x20ft virtual environments seemed to open up so many new opportunities.” Superhot VR on Quest is one of if not the best ports for Oculus’ new standalone headset.

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. The Canetroller will then vibrate when it hits a virtual object and can also detect changes in environment texture.

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AvayaLive Engage to close by end of year

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AvayaLive Engage, one of the three major enterprise-focused virtual environment platforms, is shutting down the company announced.

VR to Blow Your Mind

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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.”.

Feelreal VR Smell Mask Costs $299, Kickstarter Next Week With Discount

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Virtual reality is about to get a whole lot more smelly. The kit is intended to clip onto headsets such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PSVR and generate scents relevant to the virtual environment.

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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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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.06.17): E3 VR, Vive Cosmos reveal and much more!

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The past week has been the week of the E3, and we had an insane amount of news regarding new upcoming Virtual Reality content, especially for the Oculus Quest! Kudos to Upload for having organized this special moment for Virtual Reality fans at E3.

Making Noise in VR

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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.

A VR-based Approach to ADHD

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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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Virtual Reality Experiences Empower LGBTQ Youth to Take Pride in Themselves

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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.

Zero Latency Partners With Microsoft And HP On New Platform

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Zero Latency arenas offer large-scale free-roam multiplayer virtual environments available in 13 countries. Microsoft is excited by the transformational experiences virtual reality enables and by how Zero Latency is expanding VR’s footprint using location-based entertainment,” said Yancey Smith, Senior Director of Mixed Reality Commercial Solutions at Microsoft, in a prepared statement. “We

Target Eating Disorders with NeuroVR

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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

Vive Immersive Labs shows how VR can make office life better

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We know that virtual reality and augmented reality will help all of us in improving a lot of sectors of our lives. Vive Immersive Labs has recently decided to verify if Virtual Reality could be used to make the life of white collars better. Personal office environment.

Queen’s University Announces Dedicated VR Medical Training Center

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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.