Virtual Reality

New virtual reality experience delivers extremely high quality imagery

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 26 July 2018 - 1:10pm
Scientists have unveiled a new virtual reality (VR) immersive experience based on a novel system that captures and renders high-quality, realistic images from the real world using light fields.
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Virtual reality may help students experience life with dementia first hand

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 23 July 2018 - 11:28am
Virtual reality technology gives high school students greater insight into what it's like to be someone with suspected mild cognitive impairment, or someone progressing through the continuum of Alzheimer's disease.
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Forget joysticks, use your torso to pilot drones

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 16 July 2018 - 12:15pm
Your torso is more intuitive -- and more precise -- than joysticks for piloting drones, both simulated and real, according to a recent study. Work is already underway to implement this new body-machine-interface technology for search and rescue with drones.
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AI-based framework creates realistic textures in the virtual world

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 16 July 2018 - 8:45am
Many designers for the virtual world find it challenging to design efficiently believable complex textures or patterns on a large scale. Indeed, so-called 'texture synthesis,' the design of accurate textures such as water ripples in a river, concrete walls, or patterns of leaves, remains a difficult task for artists. A plethora of non-stationary textures in the 'real world' could be re-created in gaming or virtual worlds, but the existing techniques are tedious and time-consuming.
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Turn exercise into a game and see encouraging results

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 12 July 2018 - 9:39am
A team of researchers built a web-based app called MapTrek. When synced with a Fitbit, MapTrek allows users to go on virtual walking tours of locations such as the Grand Canyon or Appalachian trail while competing against other users. A study showed MapTrek and Fitbit users averaged 2,200 more steps per day than a control group that used only Fitbits.
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Seeing yourself as Einstein may change the way you think

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 9 July 2018 - 7:12am
People experiencing Albert Einstein's body as their own through a virtual reality simulation were less likely to unconsciously stereotype older people, while those with low self-esteem scored better on a cognitive test. The results suggest that the experience allowed people with low self-esteem to change how they saw themselves and increase their cognitive potential. The technique could be useful for education, particularly for those with low self-esteem.
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100 times faster broadband is coming: 5G passes first test

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 5 July 2018 - 8:00am
Initial testing on the next generation of mobile technology with the capability of delivering 100 times faster broadband has been successful, engineers have confirmed.
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New drug and material discoveries to be untangled in VR

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 2 July 2018 - 8:11am
Scientists have developed new virtual reality (VR) cloud-based tools to help academics and industry progress new drugs, materials and boost the teaching of chemistry.
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