November 13, 2016
Swedish alliance creates virtual reality experience to tackle fear of water and improve swimming skills. Several years ago I discovered a VR project aiming to help amputees cope with the pain and psychological problems caused by losing an arm. Medical researchers found that by just having the appearance of the missing limb in place, using […]
October 16, 2016
Computer and VR Researchers at Purdue University have gone deep into the hand’s near endless complexity to bring us DeepHand, the next generation of virtual manual systems. In the near future we will manipulate virtual objects as second nature. Our children won’t differentiate between virtual and real word actions because the interface between the two […]
May 29, 2016
Project 360 Everest marks a milestone in virtual mountaineering, Google bets big on machine learning and RC Insane launches the world’s smallest drone. Mountain specialists Mammut achieved a huge coup in virtual reality filming by taking a 360-degree camera to the peak of Mount Everest. Two Nepalese mountain guides – Lakpa Sherpa and Pemba Rinji […]
May 29, 2016
This week on the Technotopia podcast John Biggs interviewed Jeffrey Martin, the creator of 360Cities and the maker of the Sphericam. Martin is a skilled 360-degree camera operator and has created amazing panoramas of cities around the world. “I’ve been working with VR since the days of CRT monitors,” he said and he explained the […]
May 7, 2016
Toys come to life with a dash of augmented reality thrown in, and big hitters like Disney and Nintendo have already carved out a multi-billion dollar industry from physical toys coupled with virtual worlds. Franchises like Disney’s Infinity and Nintendo’s Ambiio (reported to have passed $2 billion sales in one quarter last year) use physical […]
March 14, 2016
Mobile World Congress 2016 saw smart eyewear manufacturers displaying the latest versions of their connected glasses. . Among the buzz of new handsets, marketing tech, virtual reality and even connected toothbrushes (the Oral B Genius), smart glasses manufacturers were keen to create momentum for what many considered a stalled, even irrelevant, device. Vuzix showcased its […]
February 22, 2016
Coders need only apply but students and programmers are in luck – VRTGO Labs is holding a developer day on 3 March to help VR beginners and those looking to keep up to date with the latest developments. Savvy students and coders with a curiosity for virtual reality can get on the inside track to […]
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