VR and AR took small but meaningful steps forward

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Tesla Suit unveiled at CES 2019, takes virtual reality to new heights

Featured at this year’s CES, whoever wears this suit feels like they are actually in whatever environment they see and hear… (WCPO)

Virtual reality gets real in the operating room

A few days before tugging on surgical gloves to slice open a patient’s brain, doctors at Stanford University slip on virtual reality goggles to help prepare for the risky procedure… (Fortune)

Holoride’s in-car VR solution is the best thing at CES 2019

The technology comes from a small startup recently spun out of Audi in a play to put VR in every car. The founders have been working on the technology behind the in-car VR system for several years… (Techcrunch)

Virtual reality shoes are exhausting to use

A pair of shoes has been demoed that tracks the wearer’s movements in real life and mirrors their steps in virtual worlds. BBC Click’s Omar Mehtab tried out the footwear at the CES tech trade show in Las Vegas last week for as long as he could manage… (BBC)

AARP trialing virtual reality for remote healthcare

Can virtual reality serve as a remote medical diagnostic tool for seniors, who often have difficulty accessing quality healthcare? An ongoing collaboration between VRHealth, a healthcare technology company specializing virtual reality solutions and data analysis, and AARP Innovation Lab is testing the concept… (ZD Net)

Virtual reality is helping surgeons

VR is not all fun and games. It can also have very serious applications, for example, in the operating theater. An IT specialist has developed VR and Augmented Reality goggles that are designed to assist surgeons… (Deutsche Welle)

Virtual reality brings Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’ to life

VR and AR artist, Estella Tse, recreated Rembrandt’s The Night Watch in three-dimensional VR. “From a creative perspective, VR painting is a game changer. The experience of walking into a painting is completely immersive and evokes childlike wonder,” said Tse. “I believe we’re only at the beginning of a new chapter, where the lines between computers and art, reality and augmented realities, will blend more and more.”… (Forbes)



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