Future VR could employ new ultrahigh-res display

Future VR could employ new ultrahigh-res display

By expanding on existing designs for electrodes of ultra-thin solar panels, Stanford researchers and collaborators in Korea have developed a new architecture for OLED – organic light-emitting diode – displays that could enable televisions, smartphones and virtual or augmented reality devices with resolutions of up to 10,000 pixels per inch (PPI).

Facebook develops new hand tracking software to type in VR without a keyboard

Facebook develops new hand tracking software to type in VR without a keyboard

Facebook’s Reality Labs have announced today that their researchers are developing a hand tracking software that would allow touch typists to write in VR without the use of a physical keyboard.

Virtual Reality health appointments can help patients address eating disorders

Virtual Reality health appointments can help patients address eating disorders

Research from the University of Kent, the Research centre on Interactive Media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies -- RISE Ltd and the University of Cyprus has revealed that Virtual Reality (VR) technology can have significant impact on the validity of remote health appointments for those with eating disorders, through a process called Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET).This paper demonstrates the potential value of Multi-User Virtual Reality (MUVR) remote psychotherapy for those with body shape and weight concerns.

Understanding Layers of Oppression Through Virtual Reality

Understanding Layers of Oppression Through Virtual Reality

As the saying goes, “Never judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.” Inspired by this adage, Cogburn and her team created virtual experiences that capture the racial inequalities that black people face at various points of their lives.

'Universal law of touch' will enable new advances in virtual reality

'Universal law of touch' will enable new advances in virtual reality

Seismic waves, commonly associated with earthquakes, have been used by scientists to develop a universal scaling law for the sense of touch.A team, led by researchers at the University of Birmingham, used Rayleigh waves to create the first scaling law for touch sensitivity.

When bots do the negotiating, humans more likely to engage in deceptive techniques

When bots do the negotiating, humans more likely to engage in deceptive techniques

Mell, who conducted the research during his doctoral studies in computer science at USC, says, "Knowing how to design experiences and artificial agents which can act like some of the most devious among us is useful in learning how to combat those techniques in real life.".

The US Army thinks these new mixed-reality 'doggles' can make special operations canines better than ever in battle

The US Army thinks these new mixed-reality 'doggles' can make special operations canines better than ever in battle

Peper, the founder of the small technology company Command Sight, has invented an animal-wearable head-mounted display designed to allow handlers to better communicate with military working dogs — high-performing canines that track narcotics, hunt explosives, and even engage enemies.

Virtual follow-up care is more convenient and just as beneficial to surgical patients

Virtual follow-up care is more convenient and just as beneficial to surgical patients

Moreover, these patients benefit by spending less time waiting at and traveling to the clinic for in-person appointments, according to research findings presented at the virtual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2020.

KERI creates a super-high-resolution nano display based on the 3D printing close to virtual reality

KERI creates a super-high-resolution nano display based on the 3D printing close to virtual reality

A team led by Dr. Jaeyeon Pyo and Dr. Seung Kwon Seol at Nano Hybrid Technology Research Center of Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), a government-funded research institute under National Research Council of Science & Technology (NST) of the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), developed a 'nanophotonic 3D printing technology' allowing the production of super-high-resolution display devices with high-density integration of nanoscale pixels based on the 3D layout for the first time in the world.

Facebook's $2 billion bet on virtual reality looks like one of Mark Zuckerberg's rare mistakes

Facebook's $2 billion bet on virtual reality looks like one of Mark Zuckerberg's rare mistakes

Although Oculus Gear VR headsets are practically handed out with Samsung smartphones, the company's more expensive Oculus Rift platform doesn't appear to have attracted any real following.I know people who own the PlayStation VR.

Apple Reveals New Watches, Muscular Tablet at Online Event

Apple Reveals New Watches, Muscular Tablet at Online Event

Kevin Krewell, a principal analyst with Tirias Research, maintained Apple is taking its smart watch to the next level in fitness and health with the Series 6 line.

How XpertVR Is Changing the Face of Traditional Research With Virtual Reality

How XpertVR Is Changing the Face of Traditional Research With Virtual Reality

XpertVR uses immersive solutions to simulate stores, retailers, and many other user experiences, without having to build physical assets.From consumer behavior research to product A/B testing, the startup can create a variety of simulations to fit the needs of their clients.

Tech Job Market Hot for the Near Future

Tech Job Market Hot for the Near Future

Austin, Tx., Atlanta, Ga., and Raleigh, N.C., are the top three cities that will see the greatest number of postings for high-tech jobs that are in demand for the next three to five years, Stewart said.

You Can Train Your Brain to Reduce Motion Sickness

You Can Train Your Brain to Reduce Motion Sickness

However, in the paper ‘A Novel Method for Reducing Motion Sickness Susceptibility through Training Visuospatial Ability – A Two-Part Study’, published in the journal Applied Ergonomics, researchers from WMG, University of Warwick have been successful in reducing motion sickness.

Fighting California's future wildfires with revolutionary new VR technology

Fighting California's future wildfires with revolutionary new VR technology

It is revolutionary in the sense that through BadVR's augmented and virtual reality software, it empowers first responders with "data superpowers" that allow them to visualize and understand data in new and more effective ways, giving them an edge that's currently not possible with traditional computer screen technologies.

New perception metric balances reaction time, accuracy

New perception metric balances reaction time, accuracy

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new metric for evaluating how well self-driving cars respond to changing road conditions and traffic, making it possible for the first time to compare perception systems for both accuracy and reaction time.

Google's New Phone App Feature ID's Legit Business Calls

Google's New Phone App Feature ID's Legit Business Calls

Although Google isn't storing any personally identifiable information with Verified Calls, that doesn't mean Google isn't collecting data from the process.Technalysis Research's O'Donnell, though, maintained that getting businesses and consumers to use Verified Calls will produce revenue for Google without charging for the service.

Introducing the New Facebook Reality Labs

Introducing the New Facebook Reality Labs

Today, we’re introducing a new name for Facebook’s AR/VR team — Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) — to encompass the expansive work being done at Facebook as we build the next computing platform to help people feel more present with each other even when we’re apart.

Introducing the new Facebook Reality Labs, plus save the date for Facebook Connect on September 16

Introducing the new Facebook Reality Labs, plus save the date for Facebook Connect on September 16

Our research teams have helped establish Facebook Reality Labs as a pioneer in the AR/VR space as we work to deliver the next computing platform.

Computer modeling used to predict reef health

Computer modeling used to predict reef health

"Technically called an 'agent-based model', it can be thought of as a virtual experimental arena that enables us to manipulate species and different types of disturbances, and then examine their different influences on resilience in ways that are just not feasible in real reefs," explains Carturan.

Robo-teammate can detect, share 3D changes in real-time

Robo-teammate can detect, share 3D changes in real-time

Army researchers demonstrated in a real-world environment the first human-robot team in which the robot detects physical changes in 3D and shares that information with a human in real-time through augmented reality, who is then able to evaluate the information received and decide follow-on action.

Scientists slow and steer light with resonant nanoantennas

Scientists slow and steer light with resonant nanoantennas

These "high-quality-factor" or "high-Q" resonators could lead to novel ways of manipulating and using light, including new applications for quantum computing, virtual reality and augmented reality; light-based WiFi; and even the detection of viruses like SARS-CoV-2.

How to Protect Data From Natural Disasters

How to Protect Data From Natural Disasters

IT resilience -- essential to disaster recovery -- is a measure of an organization's ability to protect data during planned disruptive events, effectively react to unplanned events, and accelerate data-oriented business initiatives.

VR Experiment vive pro-eye Spider Fear

VR Experiment vive pro-eye Spider Fear

This is a non-commercial project and sadly I can't offer any payment for your time.Time required, about 25 minutes max (questionnaires etc.- 5 mins short questionnaire and write to me for a code (I have ethical requirements, so I have to screen participants).

Facebook Researchers Develop Bleeding-edge Facial Reconstruction Tech So You Can Make Goofy Faces in VR

Facebook Researchers Develop Bleeding-edge Facial Reconstruction Tech So You Can Make Goofy Faces in VR

Beyond making funny faces, the researchers found that the Modular Codec Avatar system can also improve facial realism by negating the difference in eye-pose that is inherent with wearing a headset.

Is the Gartner Magic Quadrant Obsolete?

Is the Gartner Magic Quadrant Obsolete?

In addition to being inherently subjective, Gartner requires robotic process automation (RPA) vendors to meet stringent specific criteria, including revenue, operating budget, and client number thresholds, for inclusion and even consideration in a Magic Quadrant.

Fitness Products Shatter Online Sales Records During Lockdown

Fitness Products Shatter Online Sales Records During Lockdown

Digital at-home exercise sessions and sales of home exercise and health equipment purchased online are fueling new consumer trends that could permanently supplant old shopping routines.The consumer trend for buying athletic equipment online for home use is not showing signs of abating, according to ACI's sales analysis.

Google Bringing Cash, Nest to ADT

Google Bringing Cash, Nest to ADT

In a statement, the pair explained that the partnership will integrate Google's hardware and services and ADT's DIY and professionally installed smart home security solutions to innovate the residential and small business security industry.

Facebook Reality Labs Says Varifocal Optics Are “almost ready for primetime,” Details HDR Research

Facebook Reality Labs Says Varifocal Optics Are “almost ready for primetime,” Details HDR Research

The Display Systems Research team at Facebook Reality Labs is unique, Lanman said, because the group has the capacity to work between levels 1 to 6, taking research all the way from “first principles” through to polished prototypes; much closer to a finished product than researchers typically see their work carried.

Windows 10X to Eliminate Onboard 32-Bit Apps: Report

Windows 10X to Eliminate Onboard 32-Bit Apps: Report

"The elimination of Win32 support streamlines the Windows 10X operating system, which should improve power management and battery life for mobile devices," he told TechNewsWorld.