Tagged: Virtual Reality

CES 2017: Theory demonstrates VR Hypersuit that lets you fly like Superman

Theory HypersuitA French firm, Theory, demonstrated an interesting prototype hypersuit at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas on Tuesday. It is combination of an exoskeleton and immersive VR-headset. The suite is a full-body immersive VR simulator that can be navigated via movement of arms. The user can choose to Fly in a suit or Base-Jump or become a Cosmonaut. The company said that it is mostly meant for gaming and entertainment. The product isn’t portable enough for a home, but it’s excellent for VR parlors. Read More…

Intel debuts Project Alloy VR headset at CES 2017

At the CES 2017, Intel demoed its in-the-works Project Alloy VR headset, which turns pre-scanned room furniture into a game scene in virtual reality. The idea of transforming real environment into virtual reality is something Intel is referring to as Mixed Reality. According to CEO Brian Krzanich, Intel is expected to provide this technology to VR manufacturers by the end of this year, since Intel wouldn’t be developing a headset itself. Read More…

Lenovo’s Windows Holographic VR headset is inexpensive and lightweight

Lenovo VR headset

There’s no doubt, virtual reality is going to be the in thing at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. Just to tap into the market, Lenovo showed of its first VR headset – an unnamed prototype device that is designed to work with Microsoft Windows Holographic platform. The device Lenovo is working on is scheduled to be a relatively cheaper VR headset, in comparison to the likes of HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Read More…

CES 2017: Cerevo Taclim provides realistic stimuli of walking on terrain

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Virtual reality and augmented reality are bringing us closer to experiencing real world stimulus from the comfort of our homes. Wearing a head mounted display and moving around in VR environment, but the real simulation comes when you have tactile feedback in your body parts too. With this is mind Japanese company Cerevo has developed a pair of gloves and shoes which literally puts you in the boots of the character you are playing in game.
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Nostalgic 3D virtual tour of first and original Air Force One

Would you like to visit the first Air Force One that served as the dedicated presidential carrier for Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon? The plane was first introduced in 1959 and is currently on display at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. However, a virtual tour of the aircraft is available for all. If you have a pair of Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR HUD, then the experience would be enhanced as compared to the simple 3D model.
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Giroptic iQ will turn your iPhone and iPad into 360-degree VR cam for €250

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Another 360-degree-camera will arrive in consumer market in January 2017 that is offering to turn iPhone and iPad into VR device. Giroptic, a San Francisco-based company has unveiled a small 360-degree camera that provides VR-ready media that can be instantly shared on social media platforms. The camera is of the size of a ping-pong ball and connects to iOS devices through lighting port. The cam offers photos and video recording at a resolution of 4K, which is higher than other competitors in market. Read More…

Google Glass is an effective tool to determine brain disease, but how?

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Google Glass was developed keeping in mind augmented reality applications and providing the wearer with a better information about the real world in front of the eyes. However, researchers at the Tomsk Polytechnic University and the Siberian State Medical University have found another good use for Google’s wearable. They are developing a software which helps determine brain health using the glasses.
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With Android Nougat update, Moto Z and Z Force phones become Daydream ready

moto z and moto z force are daydream ready

Android-based Moto smartphones have come a long way. The phones are a hit with mid-range phone takers and have helped revive consumer trust in Motorola. Now, the company says many of its smartphones including the Moto Z and Moto Z Force are scheduled for Android 7.0 Nougat update, which should rollout by end of November. With the update, Moto Z and Moto Z Force will become the first phones outside of Google’s own hardware to support Daydream – Google’s mobile virtual reality headset announced in October this year. Read More…

MIT’s MoVR system cuts the cord in virtual reality

wireless-vr-headset using MoVR

Virtual Reality is all the rage; it’s the next best thing to wearables and it’s being used for everything from gaming and entertainment to medicine. Sadly, VR tech is still in its infancy and is limited to PC’s periphery – almost all VR headset require to be tethered to a computer system to enjoy the immersive experience. Since, ability to go cordless can help better immersive experience and open new applications for virtual reality headsets; researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed MoVR system that allows any VR headset to be used wirelessly. Read More…