ISAT majors present potential research for VR-based rehab | News

Carter Elliott, Veronica Bargerstock and Steven Nguyen sat huddled in front of a small computer in Elliott’s apartment. The three senior integrated science and technology (ISAT) majors had been creating a computer program for months, and yet nothing worked. The blue light from the computer screen was the only thing keeping them awake as the … Read more

Spatial’s VR App Gains Full-Body Avatars

Float around in virtual reality long enough and you’ll feel disembodied. Your eyes are covered entirely by a headset. Virtual boundaries create activity parameters within your living room, but you’re still feeling your way through the dark, and the threat of knee-capping yourself on a coffee table is real. Hand controllers, and the preternatural hands … Read more

Why more consumers are showing interest in ‘virtual living’

According to a new survey by technology company Accenture, consumer interest in “virtual living” – which involves everything from virtual fashion, products and locations – is growing. Purchases in the metaverse, the survey findings say, look set to rise in 2023. The growing use of immersive technologies such as augmented and virtual reality (AR and … Read more

Goodwill Southeast Georgia and Savannah Tech enter partnership

A new partnership could help lead to more manufacturing jobs.Goodwill Southeast Georgia and Savannah Technical College are launching a virtual reality manufacturing training program.Those in the program will get to experience simulated manufacturing environments using virtual reality, all the while gaining valuable experience.” It’s hands-on and the safety, that lock and load these type of … Read more

Let’s Augment Reality, Not Escape It

When was the last time you sat around a fire with your friends? Maybe it was dusk, maybe full night. Maybe you can still remember the calm crackling sounds, the warm soothing light, and the lingering smell of the fire in your hair and in your clothes. Few things are as relaxing and joyous as … Read more

Transformation Generated by the Intersection of Virtual and Reality

Transformation Generated by the Intersection of Virtual and Reality Steampunk pavilion. Image via Soomeenhahm Design Share Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest Whatsapp Mail Or As Antoine Picon describes in Architecture and the Virtual Towards a new Materiality? : “An architectural project is indeed a virtual object. It is all the more virtual that it anticipates … Read more

Virtual reality kissing is finally here. And it features real-time haptics

Virtual reality has come a long way in recent years, creating unreal environments and tactile experiences. However, researchers have struggled to recreate an adequate simulation of our most precious senses of touch, like kissing. Until now. Carnegie Mellon University’s Future Interfaces Group has tweaked an off-the-shelf virtual reality headset to recreate the sense of touch … Read more

Facebook Burns $3 Billion On VR In Only A Few Months

Image: Kotaku / ShutterStock / Kevin Dietsch (Getty Images) A metaverse filled with digital worlds and avatars might be coming someday, but it won’t be cheap. Facebook parent company Meta has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2022 and it shows that this year alone, the company’s virtual reality-focused department has lost … Read more

VR Researches Simulate Kisses With Ultrasonic Transducers

Without adding any hardware that actually makes contact with the wearer’s face, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s Future Interfaces Group have modified an off-the-shelf virtual reality headset so that it recreates the sensation of touch in and around a user’s mouth, finally fulfilling virtual reality’s inevitable one true purpose. Aside from handheld controllers that occasionally … Read more