New Bill Nye virtual reality science kit launched in time for holiday shopping

Bill Nye virtual reality - child wearing VR headset

This toy allows children to wear goggles and immerse themselves in the scientist’s world. This holiday season, children can experience science as they never have before with a fully immersive Bill Nye virtual reality experiment toy that was recently released. The kit includes a free mobile app as well as VR goggles compatible with any smartphone. The Bill Nye Virtual Reality Science Kit is retailing for $59.99 and includes the VR goggles kids need to wear as well as the free mobile app for any smartphone. The idea is to…

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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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Viewing virtual reality nature programs can improve wellbeing, study

Virtual Reality nature - person wearing VR headset outside

New research has shown that just watching VR or high-quality video of natural scenes boosts the mood. Watching virtual reality nature programs or even just high-quality video has the capacity to boost people’s moods, reduce negative emotions and help ease boredom related with isolation or remaining indoors for long periods of time. These were the findings of a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology. The research showed that virtual reality nature viewing had notably greater benefits than simply watching it on a high-resolution TV screen, which did…

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Facebook unveils the Infinite Office VR platform

The social media company is trying to sell the idea of productivity through a virtual experience. Facebook has unveiled a new VR platform in its lineup called Infinite Office. The concept may be well timed, considering the number of companies that have their employees working from home due to the pandemic. Moreover, many are now wondering if they can reduce or even eliminate their need for physical office space. Virtual reality has been strongly linked to entertainment and highly technical experiences. Facebook is aiming to use Infinite Office to help…

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Virtual reality for seniors helps people in long term care homes stay in touch

Virtual reality for seniors - VR equipment

The technology has made it easier for residents to stay safely connected during the pandemic. As the pandemic continues to leave many people isolated, virtual reality for seniors can help those living in long term care homes and assisted living homes feel less confined. Residents of a growing number of facilities are gaining access to VR tech. Virtual reality for seniors is available at locations such as The Summit in Hockessin, Delaware and The Virginian, in Fairfax, Virginia, among others. It allows them to experience activities and stay connected in…

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