virtual reality

Lenovo pilots VR as an alternative to general anesthesia for kids

Posted in Games, Hardware, Medicine on 10th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

Lenovo and the Starlight Children’s Foundation have been pilot testing virtual reality headsets as an alternative to general anesthetics for kids, alleviating panic and pain by distracting critically ill pediatric patients from what’s actually happening around them.

PTN interviews Steve Dann: Chairman of Medical Realities, Founder of Amplified Robot

Posted in Business, Games, Hardware, Interviews on 12th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

An acknowledged leading expert in Augmented & Virtual Reality, Steve is also the founder and organizer of the Augmenting Reality Meetup Group, which meets to discuss, view and demonstrate the latest innovations in both AR and VR.

Oculus VR’s cross-buy strategy main goal: Facebook platform lock-in

Posted in Business, Games, Software on 14th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Customer lock-in is an economics idea that “makes a customer dependent on a vendor for products and services, unable to use another vendor without substantial switching costs.”

UK doctors can practice emergency patient care in virtual reality

Posted in Hardware, Medicine, Science on 1st Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Doctors in the south of the UK can now run through virtual reality simulations of emergency care for folks suffering from Type 1 diabetes, before applying what they've learned on real patients.

Oculus co-founder is leaving Facebook after cancellation of 'Rift 2' headset

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Oct, 2018
by Alex Muller

Iribe is leaving Facebook after the cancellation of the companys 'Rift 2' PC-powered virtual reality headset.