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

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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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Facebook creates most thin VR glasses in the world

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The social media giant says it developed the thinnest virtual reality headset ever made. Facebook recently announced that it has created ultra thin VR glasses unlike anything else currently available. The virtual reality headset is still in its prototype form, but it moves away from much larger gadgets. The company claims that these thin VR glasses are the slimmest in the world. They appear nothing like the large, box-like headgear that is the current standard image of the technology. Images of the device show that it looks like a pair…

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First augmented reality surgery completed by Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons

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The surgeons successfully conducted a spinal fusion procedure using AR guidance equipment. Johns Hopkins in Baltimore was home to a first of its kind augmented reality surgery conducted on a living patient in the United States. Dr. Timothy Witham, Dr. Daniel Sciubba, and Dr. Camilo Molina used AR technology guidance to place six screws into the patient’s spine. The purpose of the procedure was to help relieve chronic pain suffered by the patient. The augmented reality surgery technology involved the use of a headset with a see-through visual display. That…

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German town creates VR tourist experience to keep visitors wanting more

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Herrenberg is working with technology to prop up its struggling tourism industry during the pandemic. The German town of Herreberg has designed a unique VR tourist experience to allow people from around the world to explore its beautiful sites and attractions. It created a virtual reality experience with the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS). A VR tourist will soon be able to travel throughout the town’s scenic and signature cross-timbered houses as well as its historic churches, among other sites. This is because a virtual digital twin of Herrenberg has…

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New device provides simulated sensation of solid objects in virtual reality systems

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The gadget attaches strings to the hands and fingers to provide a user with haptic feedback. The current virtual reality systems are able to provide impressive and immersive experiences in terms of what you can see and often what is heard as well. However, there is rarely much more than that. That said, a new device has made it possible for users to feel simulated solid objects with their fingers. A new device makes it possible to give virtual reality systems users the ability to feel essentially anything, from walls…

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