Veterinary VR tech enables students to uniquely study canine anatomy

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A new virtual reality (VR) experience provides a “mental picture” to students studying dog anatomy. The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech is providing its student’s with a new and unique experience via new Veterinary VR tech. The technology has been designed to bring the anatomy of a dog to virtual life, allowing students to view the organs inside the skeletal system of a dog up close. Users can step into parts of a virtual mid-sized dog’s body. The virtual reality experience allows users to get an up…

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Newly filed patents reveal Walmart VR shopping could be the future

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The retail giant is furthering its reach into the digital realm with virtual reality tech. Rumors are flying around that a Walmart VR shopping experience could be available for future Walmart shoppers. These speculations erupted after it was discovered that the world’s largest retailer applied for two patents involving the use of virtual reality (VR) technology. Customers can wander around digital Walmart stores from the comfort of their home. The two patents the company applied for with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, detail a “virtual show room” and…

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Virtual reality technology takes indoor skydiving to a whole new level

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iFLY VR skydiving is as close to the real thing as you can get. Indoor skydiving is now more real to life than ever before thanks to virtual reality technology. iFLY indoor skydiving uses a VR (virtual reality) helmet and headset to help simulate a free-falling experience that allows people to feel as though they are actually taking part in this extreme sport in real-world destinations. The idea for VR indoor skydiving began with the evolution of cell phone tech. “Now that technology is advanced with cell phones having integrated…

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Microsoft HoloLens will help med students learn anatomy

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An American university will be using a revolutionary new technology to avoid using cadavers. Case Western University is in the midst of developing a program using Microsoft HoloLens to teach anatomy to med students. This device uses virtual reality technology. The school will use it to provide a 3D representation of a human body. The virtual reality device wearers will be able to examine layers of tissue such as skin and muscle. The Microsoft HoloLens will also make it possible to look at the skeleton and organs behind the skin…

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iPhone YouTube virtual reality experience now available for all videos

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The latest Google Cardboard update now means that Apple smartphone users can see any video they want in VR. The most recent iOS update that has been released for Google Cardboard now means that the YouTube virtual reality viewing feature is now available to iPhone users for every video available on the massive database. Before the release of this update, that iOS functionality had been limited to only a certain few 360 degree videos. That said, users of Android based mobile devices have been able to enjoy the full YouTube…

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Oculus now has virtual reality technology research division

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The new team will be working out of Oakland, Pittsburgh, for the company known for its VR headset. Oculus, the cutting-edge developer of a new form of virtual reality technology headset, has now become the latest tech company to launch a division that is dedicated to researching VR tech. The number of companies looking into this and similar tech on their own or in partnerships is growing. Oculus VR Inc. has now revealed that it is launching a virtual reality technology research division in a 20,000 square foot office facility.…

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French startup combines Microsoft’s Kinect with augmented reality

Kinect continues to be a popular platform for AR developers Microsoft’s Kinect has been a popular tool for augmented reality developers. The system was developed to build upon the momentum that motion sensing technology had achieved in the game industry, an initiative that has been somewhat successful. The Kinect can track a person’s movements and translate those motions into commands for a game or other software. The system has proven particularly popular for augmented reality, which relied heavily on motion capture to create interactive experiences. Technology company develops augmented reality…

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Pioneer develops augmented reality navigation system

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Augmented reality sparks interest in the auto industry Augmented reality is making waves throughout the worlds of technology and business. Companies all over the world are beginning to take notice of the technology and how it can be used in their operations. Technology firms, such as Google and Apple, have also taken an interest in augmented reality, believing that it holds profound potential for entertainment and convenience. The technology has found a somewhat surprising amount of attention in the auto industry, where it is being used as more than just…

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