The latest in VR allows you to try on clothes and go shopping without stepping into a store!
We present a system enabling users to accurately catch a real ball while immersed in a virtual reality environment. We examine three visualizations: rendering a matching virtual ball, the predicted trajectory of the ball, and a target catching point lying on the predicted trajectory.
In our demonstration system, we track the projectile motion of a ball as it is being tossed between users. Using Unscented Kalman Filtering, we generate predictive estimates of the ball’s motion as it approaches the catcher. The predictive assistance visualizations effectively increases the user’s senses but can also alter the user’s strategy in catching.
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In 2016, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon traveled to more than ten countries in five months to draw global attention to the urgent needs of some 130 million people severely impacted by armed conflicts and natural disasters. A VR crew was granted unprecedented access to capture the journey.
Released in Mr. Ban's final weeks in office after a ten-year term, "Home" offers viewers a rare behind-the-scenes look at Ban's visits to these communities. A triumphant story of loss, recovery, and spreading hope, the VR film features an original song by the Black Eyed Peas.
Dr. Phil introduces Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery - a new virtual reality tool he created to help addicts in recovery bridge the gap when transitioning between rehab and the real world.
Maureen Fan discusses how making a Virtual Reality film differs from traditional moviemaking
Aaron Puzey used a Bluetooth monitor, an exercise bike, and a VR headset.
Virtual Reality is evolving fast, but are we evolving along with it? We asked a scientist to see how our brain works in VR.
A virtualiterally cobbled together scene of styled photograms of statues and environments I made from around the greater Portland, Oregon area. I knock around a few golf balls in a literally primitive game of Virtual Reality golf. then I teleport around the scene, from golf ball to golf ball, checking out the statues in greater detail. Finally, I just end up tossing my golf club in the air and catching it a few times. As you can see, physics and the teleportation system are still a little broken, but nevertheless, it's pretty, fun, and relaxing.
Az has the first look at the newly announced LG SteamVR headset and interviews the researchers that are bringing it to the hands of developers.
As virtual reality (VR) devices become more affordable, schools and institutions have started using VR devices in classrooms to enrich students’ learning experience. VR technology has enabled students to learn in a way that books or online media are unable to accomplish.