VR tech helps to keep dental patients and airline passengers calm

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Virtual reality is changing both dental experiences and long air travel for the better. Thanks to the magic of VR tech, a trip to the dentist or taking a long flight may no longer be something to dread. Virtual reality (VR) headsets have been found to improve both experiences, helping people in these situations to feel more at ease. VR has a “profound” sedation effect on dental patients. According to dentist Bryan Laskin, providing dental patients with a Pico interactive VR headset while they’re getting work done, has a sedative…

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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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Virtual and augmented reality market is on the edge of an explosion

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A new report forecasted an annual doubling in spending for AR and VR technology from now through 2021. The International Data Company released a report focused on the future of the virtual and augmented reality market. It predicts that global spending on VR and AR technology will double each year from now through 2021. That prediction is not at all limited to the sale of games and headsets but goes far beyond in the tech’s uses. The virtual and augmented reality market is still exceptionally young but is preparing to…

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Snapchat augmented reality leading the way, says research

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New data shows that mobile AR technology is being driven by certain social media tools. eMarketer released a report showing that Snapchat augmented reality is fueling the popularity of that technology, particularly when it comes to mobile device use. The report pointed to Snapchat Lenses as a leader with the tech, followed by Facebook and Instagram. The eMarketer report indicated that while Snapchat augmented reality may be the top driver for AR tech use, Facebook Stories and Instagram Stories are both playing their own roles. Although augmented reality took a…

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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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