Adam Blumenthal

623 Added | 8 Magazines | 6 Likes | 9 Following | 134 Followers | @adamblumenthal | Chief Digital Officer @ Optimity Advisors and Professor of the Practice & Virtual Reality Artist-in-Residence @ Brown University

Virtual reality and a shoe shine: Nordstrom makes a big bet with new store

The newest Nordstrom looks like a gadget-heavy version of a classic department store.<p>At a virtual reality suit station, nestled between racks of designer clothes, a digital avatar models a suit designed by a customer. Next to the sunglasses is a small express kiosk where shoppers can drop off …

eCommerce

We Used Virtual Reality as a Training Tool. Here's What We Learned.

New technologies may provide a chance to rethink your business and improve it in ways not yet imagined.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To business owners, "creative destruction" is more than an ivory tower economic concept. It's a daily reality. Think of the …

Virtual Reality

How Augmented Reality will Change Customer Experience

The coming years will see a huge growth in augmented reality (AR) applications. Despite the fact that people and businesses have been fascinated by …

Augmented Reality

VR Gives Oregon Patients And Doctors An Alternative To Opioids

Oregon's largest health care providers see both promise and challenges in virtual reality as a non-opioid treatment for pain.

Virtual Reality

Nat Geo's New 'Space Projection Helmet' is an Out-of-This-World Virtual Reality Experience

Photo Credit: Eduardo Munoz/NatGeo<p>Slide 1 of 23<p>Blast off with Nat Geo!<p>For the premiere of "One Strange Rock," National Geographic has created a new …

Virtual Reality

This VR Exhibit Lets the Visually Impaired Touch Art

<b>Prague’s National Gallery introduces a tactile VR experience for the blind.</b>Over 253 million people in the world are visually impaired, and often …

Augmented Reality

Immersive Technology Could Help Change How We Work

Thomas Hedger<p>What if an office could be anywhere you wanted, at any time? And what would that mean for people, countries, and even robots?<p>Work and specialized labor are at the heart of many issues related to globalization, immigration, and borders: People emigrate to new countries for work, and …

Augmented Reality

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Blockchain

University of Oregon lures prospective students with virtual reality

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon is using a new ploy to garner the attention of prospective college students.<p>The Register-Guard reports …

College & University

Augmented, Mixed or Virtual Reality: How Do Companies Decide Which New Tech Is Right for Them?

CAVE, Powerwall, Headset or Tablet?<p>Virtual reality has been used by large engineering firms and manufacturing organizations for more than 20 years, …

Augmented Reality

What Your Innovation Process Should Look Like

Companies and government agencies often make the mistake of viewing innovation as a set of unconstrained activities with no discipline. In reality, for innovation to contribute to a company or government agency, it needs to be designed as a process from start to deployment.<p>When organizations lack a …

Innovation

How Design Thinking Influences Business Building | Inc.com

Design thinking has evolved as an extremely effective method to not only identify and address customer challenges, but to really impact the overall design of your business. At its core, the methodology focuses on solving complex problems, and when effectively applied to business it can dramatically …

UX Design

How concept sprints can improve customer-experience innovation

The concept sprint is a fast five-day process for cross-functional teams to brainstorm, define, and model new approaches to business issues. Here’s …

Product Management

When, which … Design Thinking, Lean, Design Sprint, Agile?

Confusion galore!<p>A lot of people are — understandably so — very confused when it comes to innovation methodologies, frameworks, and techniques. …

Design

Virtual reality helping older 'explorers' connect and share memories

When Zofia Joshi comes into a room these days, she's on six legs.<p>Four of those are attached to a walking frame she's increasingly relied on since the …

L'Oreal Buys ModiFace to Get Edge in Beauty Augmented Reality and AI

L'Oreal has purchased leading beauty tech firm ModiFace for an undisclosed sum to bolster its digital-technology effort, giving it an apparent edge …

First virtual reality interventional radiology training video unveiled at SIR 2018

LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Interventional Radiology debuted the first-ever virtual reality 360 (VR360) training video showcasing interventional radiology in practice, during SIR's Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles.<p>The one-hour multisegment movie was …

Virtual Reality

Red Cross AR App Shows You War Through the Eyes of a Child

<b>The AR app takes you into harsh realities.</b><i>Enter The Room</i> is an app that transports you into the harsh reality of war and conflict with a powerful …

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is shaping the future of finance

Augmented reality is already entering everyday life. Based on the ubiquitous smartphone, it’s appearing in consumer oriented applications including games, finance and entertainment. In business, cloud access sets AR users free from hardware, and allows businesses to link the data-crunching power of …

Edutainment: How Virtual Reality is Disrupting the Education Sector

Virtual advancements have the capability of making students feeling more dedicated and motivated<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>For a very long time, the use of Virtual Reality as the …

Virtual Reality

How immersive 360-degree video could work for your organization

Immersive web design is enjoying a renaissance of sorts, transforming users’ expectations and making their online experiences more valuable and …

Don't Try to Be 'Disruptive.' To Really Have an Impact, You Need to Reverse Engineer the Future.

Innovation is moving at an accelerated rate. Here's how you can get in on the action.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The inventor and author Ray Kurzweil likes to say that the next 100 years will resemble 20,000 years of progress if we continue to innovate at our …

Innovation

Virtual Education Grows Up

Immersive environments are the next groundbreaking technology in education. And for many students, they’re already here.<p>The girl lay on the emergency room table, her breathing ragged, her vital signs dropping. The seven-year-old’s mother hovered nervously nearby as the medical team awaited …

Augmented Reality

Raising Awareness About Eye Disorders With VR

With 75% of the adult population seeing 20/20 thanks to glasses, contacts, or just awesome genetics, it’s easy to see why good vision is taken for …

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

Machine Learning

How a North Philly school is using its new VR lab

“I felt like I could touch everything,” said <b>Isaac Davids</b>, 15, right after slipping off a virtual reality headset.By “everything” he meant the cells …

Virtual Reality

Virtual Education Grows Up

Immersive environments are the next groundbreaking technology in education. And for many students, they’re already here.<p>The girl lay on the emergency room table, her breathing ragged, her vital signs dropping. The seven-year-old’s mother hovered nervously nearby as the medical team awaited …

Augmented Reality

Dementia sufferers may benefit from VR trip back in time

HINDHEAD, England – For 93-year-old Daphne Padfield, a dementia sufferer in an English care home, the arrival of a virtual reality (VR) headset …

IBM, Unity Team To Add Watson AI To Virtual Reality

IBM is teaming with Unity to bring the artificial intelligence of Watson to virtual and augmented reality games.<p>The partnership will allow game …

How Samsung, NBC and More Are Bringing the Olympics to Life in Virtual Reality

While virtual reality is still fairly new in terms of overall adoption—with just a few million people buying headsets in 2017—several companies in …

Virtual Reality