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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 …

Medical Technology

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 …

Augmented Reality

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 …

Virtual Reality

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 …

Virtual Reality

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 …

Engineering

Commercial sector contributes to huge hike in AR VR shipments

Shipments of VR and AR devices are set to rise as the International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts a rise to 59.2 million units in 2021, up from 9.6 …

Mixed Reality

How augmented and virtual reality will reshape the food industry

Augmented reality content can be found on everything from wine bottles to IKEA’s catalog and virtual reality experiences are much more detailed, with rich layers of interactivity from hand controllers to gaze triggers, and a VR film has even won an Oscar. With Apple and Google both debuting …

Augmented Reality

New Business Opportunity In VR Fashion [Infographic]

Earlier this week a new virtual reality platform was announced that will be making waves in the virtual fashion market. Users will be able to take clothing that they have made in graphics software and sell them in a new marketplace for people to put on their avatars. What that means is people will …

Virtual Reality

Visualizing the Trillion-Fold Increase in Computing Power

on November 4, 2017 at 11:32 am<p>Shares 0<p>On July 20, 1969, millions of people received an inspirational jolt from watching two brave astronauts take …

HTC bets virtual reality will disrupt education

The way school children are taught in classrooms has not changed in decades, leaving the education sector free from disruption as the world enters …

Virtual Reality

AdHawk’s tiny sensors could enable much smaller VR headsets and AR glasses

A Canadian company called AdHawk Microsystems is announcing that it has created small motion-tracking sensors that could be a boon for augmented reality glasses and virtual reality headsets.<p>Current AR and VR products are oversized for consumers, and bulky camera-based sensors are a big part of that …

Augmented Reality

The Most Important Virtual Reality Tech Coming in 2018

If Facebook can un-tether virtual reality headsets, it could take the technology to a new level.<p>When HTC Vive and <b>Facebook</b> (NASDAQ:FB) Oculus Rift …

Why the Navy Plans to Use 12-Year-Old Xbox 360 Controllers on Its Most Advanced Subs

Even though Microsoft has moved on from the Xbox 360 controller, the United States military still seems to think it is an ideal tool for operating …

Military

Microsoft patents an augmented reality wand

Microsoft has been working on its Windows Mixed Reality headsets for most of the year, but we haven’t heard much about the company’s plans with HoloLens. The software giant unveiled VR motion controllers earlier this year, for Mixed Reality headsets, and now it looks like Microsoft is working on a …

Augmented Reality

UPS Is Integrating VR Into US Training Facilities

<b>The global leader in package delivery will soon be using virtual reality to train its future drivers.</b>UPS doesn’t joke around when it comes to …

United Parcel Service

Facebook set to expand inventory with augmented reality glasses

Facebook is expected to expand its inventory by designing an augmented reality (AR) glasses that could display digital objects in the physical world, …

Augmented Reality

Kopin’s ‘Elf’ Headset is Impressively Compact, More Than 3x the Pixels of Rift and Vive

Kopin is touting a new prototype VR headset featuring their 4K OLED ‘Lightning’ microdisplay that they say is made specifically for VR. At nearly …

Virtual Reality

Investments in augmented and virtual reality skyrocketing

Worldwide revenues for the augmented reality and virtual reality market are forecast to rise by 100 percent or more over each of the next four years, …

UPS is going all-in on VR, and it’s picked the HTC Vive as its platform of choice

Being a delivery driver might not seem like a particularly exciting gig, but hauling packages for a company like UPS requires lots and lots of …

HP Z VR Backpack PC

Take your wildest dreams to the next level with the HP Z VR Backpack PC. This wearable lets you cut the cord while you head out on your virtual …

Virtual Reality

How will Virtual Reality revolutionize Education?

There are good signs that 2016 would really be the year that virtual reality will be adopted widely, or at the very least the year that people star …

Virtual Reality

A smart torque wrench and Google Glass improve GE Aviation mechanics' efficiency by 8-12%

GE Aviation is using Upskill's Skylight industrial AR platform with Google Glass to improve efficiency and avoid manufacturing maintenance …

Google Glass

New Technology Brings Skeletal Tracking to Multi-Player Virtual Reality Experiences

Virtual reality in movie theaters and malls is about to get a whole lot more realistic, thanks to new tracking technology introduced by OptiTrack …

Virtual Reality

SDCC 2017: Warner Brothers Debuts Ready Player One Movie Trailer

Warner Brothers arrives at San Diego Comic-Con with arguably one of their largest lineups, with eyes on them for news on Blade Runner 2049, Justice …

Why Microsoft is adding an AI co-processor to HoloLens 2

I strapped on a pair of virtual reality (VR) goggles and looked around the room. There were three PageWide printers sitting off in the corner, so I …

Palo Alto

HTC's Vive Tracker Has Brought Out The Best In VR Innovation

HTC’s Vive Tracker presents an elegant solution to the VR peripheral problem. Instead of releasing hundreds upon hundreds of different controllers …

This Flexible Thermoelectric Skin Has Made Me a Believer in Thermal Haptics

Korea-based TEGway is developing ThermoReal, a thermoelectric array which can generate heat and cold with impressively low latency. The flexible …

Virtual Reality

Will the Vive 2 be cheaper? HTC makes its biggest hint yet

HTC is developing new virtual reality products at different price points and a new Vive virtual reality headset.<p>“We’re always developing new …

Virtual Reality