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

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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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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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Veterinary VR tech enables students to uniquely study canine anatomy

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A new virtual reality (VR) experience provides a “mental picture” to students studying dog anatomy. The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech is providing its student’s with a new and unique experience via new Veterinary VR tech. The technology has been designed to bring the anatomy of a dog to virtual life, allowing students to view the organs inside the skeletal system of a dog up close. Users can step into parts of a virtual mid-sized dog’s body. The virtual reality experience allows users to get an up…

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