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How Virtual Reality Is Improving Trucker Safety for UPS and Other Suppliers

With U.S. workplace fatalities increasing seven percent last year, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report, many companies are …

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HTC Vive Pro Teardown By iFixit

Anyone interested in seeing the internal workings of the new HTC Vive Pro virtual reality headset which is now available to preorder priced at $799, …

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NAB: Location-Based Entertainment Could Be $12 Billion Industry in Five Years

A Starbreeze Studios exec warned that strong creative must lead this movement: "If we let technology lead this, we will fail."<p>Location-based …

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Universal Disposable Hygiene Cover Starter Kit

$17.00–$49.00<p>Disposable Hygiene Covers are our latest innovation. Designed to feel great, absorb sweat and thanks to a special adhesive are easy to …

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Virtual reality suit could help disabled patients with recovery

A virtual reality full-body suit designed for video games is being tested for use in rehabilitating patients suffering from long-term disabilities such as paraplegia.<p>UK start-up Teslasuit Project designed the virtual reality suit to give a sense of touch when playing virtual reality games. The suit …

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Is virtual reality the future of learning? A new study suggests so | Watch News Videos Online

March 22 2018 2:42pm<p>01:50<p>A University of Saskatchewan study shows virtual reality improves learning among first and second year students at the …

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Macy’s will use VR to sell furniture in 50 stores by summer (updated)

VR and online shopping are often portrayed as enemies of brick-and-mortar retail, but shopping mall anchor Macy’s plans to embrace both technologies in a bid to improve its sales, reports FurnitureToday. Speaking at the ShopTalk retail conference in Las Vegas, Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette announced …

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News: How 'Ready Player One' Used Microsoft's HoloLens to Help Build Its VR Cinematic Universe

A funny thing happened on the way to the release of the virtual reality epic <i>Ready Player One</i> — augmented reality grabbed a major piece of the …

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Law schools dive into virtual reality experiences for their students

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Law schools dive into virtual reality experiences…<p>ABA TECHSHOW<p>Shutterstock<p>Law schools are ramping up efforts to provide more …

Updated Vive Tracker With SteamVR 2.0 Tracking Shown at MWC 2018

This year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona is underway, and while the event’s main focus is inevitably on the newest batch of smartphones …

Ready Player One

Volkswagen Group to Train 10,000 Employees in VR This Year

Volkswagen Group and VR studio Innoactive revealed the global, multi-brand automotive company is planning to train 10,000 employees this year alone …

Think virtual reality surgery is a thing of the future? Think again…

Creative Commons attribution information<p>Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be a surgeon? For many, working in medicine was a childhood …

Centre for Excellence in Learning | VR Education

I am Heidi Singleton, a BU PGR with CEL. I joined in September 2017 and am at the Initial Review stage of my PhD. My supervisors are Debbie Holley, …

Can virtual reality make everything better?

<i>Andrew Keen is author of “How to Fix the Future.</i><p>Virtual reality is a bizarre idea. Here is technology that so simulates physical and mental experience that it mimics reality. But it’s far more than just a crazy idea. Today there are affordable headsets from multibillion-dollar companies, such as …

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Virtual reality is poised for big business-to-business sales

Why is the allure of virtual reality in the enterprise becoming increasingly difficult to resist for many marketers? Are there real-world use cases in business-to-business (B2B) marketing today, and will these translate into sales venues any time soon?<p>While some companies are active in VR and AR in …

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Training for the Winter Olympics in VR is grueling, just ask me

Members of the US ski team, including Lindsey Vonn and Laurenne Ross, have been using virtual reality to help prepare for the Olympics. Here's what it feels like.<p>This is by far two of the fastest minutes of my life.<p>My heart is pounding. My forehead and palms are sweating as I go through the same …

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How Virtual Reality Affects Actual Reality

The technology helps quarterbacks learn plays, first responders recover from PTSD, and everyone get a grip on climate change.<p>Since tech wizard Jaron Lanier made virtual reality popular in the 1990s, many claims have been made about its transformative power. Most of these have proved to be hype and …

VR can already help people heal — and it’s just the beginning

Fran gracefully glides around the grand ballroom, sparkling pink ball gown flowing at her heals and the firm grip of her son’s arm around her waist. They are surrounded by friends and family as they elegantly move around the room in perfect harmony, looking as though they must have practiced for …

Intel is making smart glasses that actually look good

Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball<p>The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out.<p>There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no …

Wearable Tech

Homemade Knuckles-Like Controller Could Be Open-Sourced

Software developer Jimmy Gray is working on a modification to HTC Vive’s controllers so they work much like Valve’s Knuckles prototypes, with finger …

Why Blockchain And Virtual Reality Need Each Other | Articles | Chief Technology Officer

Virtual Reality (VR) has really taken off over the past year, moving up the Gartner hype cycle's ‘slope of enlightenment’ and further towards the …

5 VR Backpack PCs at a Glance

One of the current barriers to immersion for high-end VR headsets is being tethered to a powerful PC. For now, there are two options if you want to …

6 industries on the verge of VR disruption

The last few months have been exciting for those interested in the advancement of virtual reality technology. Two leading headsets (the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive) saw permanent price cuts, following reported sales jumps from the Rift’s temporary price cut this summer. Now, both devices are …

Medical Education

We don’t need no obsolete medical education, sings the average medical student leaning on a fat volume of anatomy. Rightly so, as in the 21st …

Digital Health

How AR and VR Will Transform Various Industries in 2018 ?

Immersive technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality, are going to play a historical role in enriching the learning experience.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Every year we see some new technology disrupting sectors like …

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How Are People Making Money In VR... Or When Will They?

There is a debate around VR’s status as transformative medium or gimmick. Stakeholders use revenue and audience figures to measure success, though this is clearly premature. There are only 43 million global unique VR users in 2017, so the audience for any specific experience is small. The market …

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Top 6 Digital Transformation Trends in Hospitality and Tourism

In the past few months, we’ve been looking at digital transformation trends in different industries like healthcare, retail, finance, and media and entertainment. Today, we look at an industry that’s been completely turned on its head in recent years, due to extreme digital transformation: tourism …

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Scientists develop a tiny lens which could revolutionise Virtual Reality

Metalenses are flat devices which use specially engineered nanostructures to focus light.<p>Technology tends to shrink over time as scientists come up …

Commercial sector contributes to huge hike in AR VR shipments

The market is also set to move away from low-cost VR screenless viewers, such as Samsung Gear VR, with more investment in tethered and standalone …

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