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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AR tech for anatomy students in Australia helps boost spatial awareness and accessibility

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La Trobe University in Australia is piloting AR and VR tech to help students learn about the body. La Trobe University is piloting AR tech for anatomy students that also includes VR tech. The Australian university announced that the pilot of the technology is being used to help increase spatial awareness, accessibility and explorative learning. The digital innovation provides students with around-the-clock access to 3D anatomy images. The augmented reality (AR) technology offers students 24-hour access to three-dimensional anatomy images via their phones, iPad or computers, according to La Trobe’s…

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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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Virtual reality technology takes indoor skydiving to a whole new level

Virutal Reality Technoloyg - iFLY Indoor VR Skydiving

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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