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Virtual Reality Without Boundaries | WorldViz, LLC. | Virtual Reality ...

Virtual Reality Without Boundaries | WorldViz, LLC. | Virtual Reality ... | Immersive Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
Imagine yourself back in high school, entering your gym – not for sports but to take an immersive virtual reality field trip in which you can walk for miles. Professor Eric Hodgson of Miami University, Ohio, a psychologist, studying human spatial ...
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This actually is pretty amazing. I was able to try the "shoe-lace tracker" from Prof. Hodgson this year at IEEE VR in Orlando. Off the trade show floor in the hall he had his equipment set up. Well, set up is actually a little bit too much, it's just a backpack with a laptop, an HMD and two little gyroscope tracker that click onto your shoe-lace. Although I didn't have shoe-laces on my ballerinas we got it to work (we actually taped it to my shoes). And then I started walking through a virtual supermarket in full scale. Actually they didn't watch out for me properly and I ran into a wall and afterwards into a door. It works amazingly well! It was a little jumpy sometimes but I could even walk outdoors with reasonable results. 

Afterwards, Eric showed me some pretty impressive graphs comparing WorldViz's active optical tracking results to the results of his tracker. They we're aligned almost perfectly! It's really impressive work the guys in Ohio do. The HIVE is pretty awesome. I still hope to be able to visit them at some point. Imagine a basketball field for VR :)

 

 

And I just realized that not long ago I wrote almost the same about this amazing piece of technology... Just a few scoops down, there was an interview with Eric Hodgson.

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Vizard VR Toolkit & Oculus Rift Headset – Limited Offer!

Vizard VR Toolkit & Oculus Rift Headset – Limited Offer! | Immersive Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
We have integrated the Vizard VR Toolkit with the Oculus Rift VR headset. The latest Vizard release contains drivers and easy examples for getting your Oculus Rift going with Vizard.
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Now available. Limited amount of sets only!

 

- Some advertisement on my own account ;)

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Seeing Is Believing: Using Virtual Reality to Change You and Society | The Business Desk with Paul Solman | PBS NewsHour | PBS

Seeing Is Believing: Using Virtual Reality to Change You and Society | The Business Desk with Paul Solman | PBS NewsHour | PBS | Immersive Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
Seeing Is Believing: Using Virtual Reality to Change You and Society
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Virtual-reality therapy may help with autism - abc7.com

Virtual-reality therapy may help with autism - abc7.com | Immersive Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
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Virtual-reality therapy may help with autism
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Researchers at Vanderbilt University are developing a virtual reality computer program they hope will help.
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With WorldViz' Vizard virtual reality software everything is possible :)

http://www.worldviz.com/products/vizard

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Malen Franks's curator insight, March 12, 2014 5:59 AM

Yet another great story about Virtual Reality programs being used to help people. In this article they are using the technology to help autistic people to recognize facial expressions. I think that Virtual Reality is going to play a major part in helping with many different medical conditions in the next 5 - 10 years.

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How Virtual Reality Games Can Impact Society, Encourage Prosperity | PBS NewsHour | July 11, 2013

How Virtual Reality Games Can Impact Society, Encourage Prosperity | PBS NewsHour | July 11, 2013 | Immersive Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
Video games give players super powers and transport them to new worlds. How might this technology be used to transform society and your financial prospects?
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A nice show off how VR immerses people. I see the breakthrough for the game industry, I see why the hype jump-started with it. Seeing what Jeremy Bailenson accomplishes with his research is even more amazing though. VR is just amazing. Looking forward to seeing what the next years will bring us.

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Testing the Limits with Wireless Oculus Rift

Testing the Limits with Wireless Oculus Rift | Immersive Virtual Reality | Scoop.it
Watch this show-and-tell video featuring the Oculus Rift HMD with Vizard VR software and wireless PPT wide-area tracking. We created a virtual obstacle course to demonstrate the possibilities of wireless Virtual Reality.
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Jumping through the Dojo. The guys had some fun in our warehouse :)

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