Virtual reality provides pilgrims with options as Jerusalem quarantines

Virtual Reality Travel - Jerusalem

Since the holy city is in lockdown, many people have turned to technology over religious holidays. With Jerusalem locked down, many people around the world have turned to virtual reality travel as a way to visit the city during holy days occurring during the coronavirus pandemic. This would typically be an exceptionally busy time for the city as many holidays have aligned. This year marks the first since 1992 that Passover, Easter and Ramadan have all occurred in the same month. It was expected to be a time that would…

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Firefighter VR training may play a vital role in combating future wildfires

VR Training - Firefighter

Virtual reality could help give these emergency workers with a head start without water, damage or smoke. The entire world has been watching the devastation as Australia burns under record bushfires, but VR training could help to prepare firefighters for future events. The risk of wildfires is rising with climate change trends and more trained responders will be needed. The problem is far from unique to Australia. California has had record wildfires with intensities never seen before. Parts of Canada, other areas in the United States, regions of Europe, and…

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New Martin Luther King Jr virtual reality exhibit to launch in Chicago

Martin Luther King Jr Virtual Reality - The March Trailer YouTube

The brand new exhibit will focus on the famous “I have a dream” speech from behind the scenes. A new Martin Luther King Jr virtual reality experience is heading to Chicago in the new year. It is designed to bring you behind the scenes of the civil rights leader’s “I have a dream” speech as he addressed the Washington D.C. crowd. The VR exhibit will give visitors to the DuSable Museum a whole new way to experience history. The Martin Luthor King Jr. virtual reality exhibition will open on February…

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Facebook Oculus Quest is driving virtual reality sales

Facebook Oculus - man using VR Oculus headset

VR is starting to attract people’s attention to a growing degree primarily due to this one gadget. Virtual reality has always had appeal, but the sales haven’t reflected this draw until Facebook Oculus Quest recently started driving things forward. This technology still has a futuristic and science fiction feeling for most average consumers. VR devices have been available to consumers since about 2016. Since then, the numbers have been disappointing at best. That said, new figures are indicating that Facebook Oculus Quest may be sending sales in a new and…

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AR tech for anatomy students in Australia helps boost spatial awareness and accessibility

AR tech for anatomy students - mobile phone and stethoscope

La Trobe University in Australia is piloting AR and VR tech to help students learn about the body. La Trobe University is piloting AR tech for anatomy students that also includes VR tech. The Australian university announced that the pilot of the technology is being used to help increase spatial awareness, accessibility and explorative learning. The digital innovation provides students with around-the-clock access to 3D anatomy images. The augmented reality (AR) technology offers students 24-hour access to three-dimensional anatomy images via their phones, iPad or computers, according to La Trobe’s…

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