VR

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.

Oculus confirms multiple prototype AR glasses, development of live maps

Posted in Business, Hardware on 30th Sep, 2019
by Alex Muller

Facebook already has a few working prototypes for AR glasses, which will go beyond VR in enabling people to share both real and virtual spaces with each other, a less isolating experience.

June Steam hardware survey: The Rift-Vive gap shrinks … sort of

Posted in Games, Hardware on 7th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Oculus Rift still leads the charge with 44.12% of the overall VR headset use on Steam. Pairing the 40.76% share that HTC Vive has with the 1.66% share of the Vive Pro, HTC is at 42.42%. That’s a difference of just 1.7% between the two headsets.

How virtual reality can help diagnose early Alzheimer’s disease

Posted in Medicine, Software on 27th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

The idea behind the development of this new VR-based diagnostic tool is that a navigation test could help distinguish which patients are likely to progress into full-blown Alzheimer's disease.

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.