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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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

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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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