Virtual reality project brings back Black neighborhoods
Imagine if you could walk through Charlotte’s Brooklyn neighborhood again, gliding past the homes, businesses and churches cleared by urban renewal more than a half-century ago. That’s the mission of researchers at Johnson C. Smith University, who received a trio of grants to preserve records and histories from several former Black neighborhoods in Charlotte. Their…Read More
Virtual Reality Brings Joy to People in Assisted-Living Facilities
Studies show improved emotional health among residents who watch VR images On a recent afternoon, Frank James, a resident at Commonwealth Senior Living in Charlottesville, Va., snared a front-row seat to the Broadway production of “Aladdin”—without ever leaving the facility. The 91-year-old traveled to the performance via virtual reality. Using a set of goggles from…Read More
Mars House, First Digital Home to be Sold on the NFT Marketplace
Contemporary artist Krista Kim recently sold an NFT-minted digital house for 288 ether, valued at over $500,000 based on the cryptocurrency’s trading price Wednesday. The creation — called Mars House — is part of Kim’s grand vision for the role augmented reality will play in the world, she explained in an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk…Read More
Austin first responders train with VR/XR
A commander with Austin-Travis County EMS said with COVID-19, many hands-on, in-person training events have been canceled, so virtual reality is a good alternative. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE:Read More
Is Virtual Reality Really the Future of Everything?
With VR and AR proving their viability across a range of disciplines, here’s what lies ahead for the emerging technologies. Virtual reality (VR) is still a developing technology, but it’s already making a difference for a range of industries. Big brands like Facebook and Sony are paying attention and investing heavily in their own VR…Read More
Where retail meets augmented reality — Point of Sale
The world of augmented and virtual reality went through an explosion during the COVID-19 crisis as retailers had to quickly come up with ways for customers to test products without physically going into stores. In this episode of Point of Sale, Andrew Cox talked to Dijam Panigrahi, co-founder and COO of GridRaster, about the tech…Read More
Microsoft Mesh: Will it change how we collaborate?
Mixed-reality platform, Microsoft Mesh, will allow people to join and share the same virtual experience wherever they are in the world. The system was announced at the company’s Ignite digital conference, earlier this month. While augmented reality overlays virtual objects in front of you, mixed reality allows the user to interact with what they can…Read More