Porsche and Holoride team up for in-car virtual reality technology

In-car virtual reality - Porsche car wheel

The companies are working together to provide a VR experience in which passengers shoot “bugs”. Porsche is developing what it believes will be a new way to keep child passengers of its vehicles’ enthusiasts entertained using an in-car virtual reality experience. The kids of visitors to the automaker’s Experience Centers wear VR goggles and shoot bugs. Admittedly, it is likely that it will keep some of the adult visitors to the center entertained as well, as the in-car virtual reality tech isn’t exclusively a child-focused experience, even if kids are…

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Researchers recreate ancient Pompeii home with virtual reality

Virtual Reality - Pompeii

A team used VR to rebuild the Pompeiian home using Roman design and architecture features. A Lund University research team has used virtual reality to recreate an ancient Pompeiian home for the purposes of better understanding some of the time’s Roman design and architecture features. The department of archaeology and ancient history researchers published in the Antiquity journal. The research team from the Swedish university’s archaeology and ancient history department published a paper detailing their findings using virtual reality, in the Antiquity journal. They employed eye tracking and special analysis…

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Oculus Move workout metrics soon to integrate with non-VR platforms

Oculus Move - Workout at home

The Quest virtual reality headset’s fitness stats will be available on platforms in the real world. Meta is taking another step for VR fitness growth by making it possible to see Oculus Move VR fitness stats in places other than just within the virtual reality apps on Quest and Quest 2 headsets. Users will be able to view the metrics in the Oculus mobile app for Android and iOS as well. After a workout with Oculus Move, users will be able to sync their data to view calories burned, minutes…

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Real-world stores may be the first step to Meta’s Metaverse

Metaverse - Person trying VR in store

The social media giant is considering brick-and-mortar shops to showcase VR and AR tech. One of the primary goals of Meta (the company formerly known as Facebook) is to develop and grow the Metaverse, but it looks like they might need to go old-school before they can plunge ahead. Mark Zuckerberg seems to be planning a foundation of physical stores before the virtual world opens. Meta has been discussing opening retail stores worldwide, according to sources cited by The New York Times. The primary goal of these brick-and-mortar shops will…

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Virtual reality for pain can be helpful in inpatient settings

Virtual reality for pain - doctor wearing VR headset

A recent review of VR studies shows that the technology offers substantial painkilling benefits. A recent meta analysis of studies examining virtual reality for pain has shown that VR can be helpful in painkilling. This was the case in 12 of the 18 studies that were examined in the analysis. The review focused on VR technology when used in inpatient settings for help in acute pain relief. The review of studies determined that virtual reality for pain that was acute and in which the treatment was combined with late sedation…

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