#VR

The Future of Architecture Is in Virtual (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)

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Only 10 years ago, taking a virtual tour of a building only happened in science-fiction movies. But with the rise of technology, that is now not only possible but becoming a practice in the design-based industries. You might have heard about Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)...

VR improves balance in older people

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New Virtual Reality tech could help improve balance in older people. Computer Scientists at CAMERA have been investigating if VR technology can help prevent falls and concluded a range of VR techniques are extremely useful in assessing and improving balance issues. The team, from the University of Bath,...

MIT Device Promises to Hack Your Dreams

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A team of MIT Scientists are creating a device to hack your dreams so you can experience everything from flying to singing. While the teams' goal sounds like something out of "Inception" its real-world application could be achieved with something that looks just like the iconic Nintendo...

Walk inside a plant cell or glide over a coral reef: three ways virtual reality is revolutionising teaching

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You’ve probably heard how Virtual Reality (VR) is going to change everything: the way we work, the way we live, the way we play. Still, for every truly transformative technology, there are landfills of hoverboards, 3D televisions, Segways, and MiniDiscs – the technological scrap it turns out we...

A dystopian game from MIT is giving you control of a real person this Halloween

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The creepiest event this Halloween could be a online social experiment hosted by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT - famous for producing the world's top engineers, programmers, and scientist - has developed a stellar reputation recently for its Media Laboratories experimental projects. This October...

Disney create ‘Force Jacket’ for when you need a virtual hug

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Disney might be best known for Star Wars but its R&D wing - Disney Research - has just unveiled first real-world mastery of the force - the "Force Jacket". The jacket is designed to apply force to a users body. Allowing them to experience a range of sensations...