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T-shirt that Reveals a 3D Model of the Human Torso: Virtuali-Tee

T-shirt that Reveals a 3D Model of the Human Torso: Virtuali-Tee
The first wave of virtual reality headsets are prohibitively expensive. But thanks to companies like Curiscope, we can experience the resurgent technology on the cheap. The company has created a t-shirt called Virtuali-Tee that projects a 3D model of the bones and organs inside the human torso. The Virtuali-Tee is printed with a special graphic where the accompanying app projects the 3D model.

IBM Japan is Making a Real Life Version of Sword Art Online, Will Hopefully Let Players Log Out

IBM Japan is Making a Real Life Version of Sword Art Online, Will Hopefully Let Players Log Out
Reki Kawahara’s popular light novel and anime series Sword Art Online is about a group of gamers who become trapped in a virtual reality fantasy MMORPG. The gamers wore headsets that connected to their brain, stimulating all of their senses to create an extremely realistic experience.
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Duck Hunt Zapped to Virtual Reality: Where’s Your Screen Cheat Now?

Duck Hunt Zapped to Virtual Reality: Where’s Your Screen Cheat Now?
The damned Duck Hunt dog is hounding us into the 21st century, thanks to Computer Science student Joseph Delgado. Joseph spent an entire day making a virtual reality version of the classic NES shooter. Joseph made the game for the recently concluded Global Game Jam 2016.

Showing Virtual Reality Games in 2D Video: Mixed Reality

Showing Virtual Reality Games in 2D Video: Mixed Reality
It’s hard to demonstrate or promote virtual reality experiences with our current devices and interfaces. The people who upload VR videos often resort to point-of-view footage, but as Northway Games’ Sarah Northway said, that perspective gives us a cropped and distorted view of the virtual world.

Galactica Roller Coaster Melds VR with Real Thrills

Galactica Roller Coaster Melds VR with Real Thrills
The Alton Towers adventure park in the UK has whipped up a new roller coaster that looks really cool. The coaster is called Galactica is being built using an existing flying-style coaster previously known as Air. Galactica is something different though.

VUZE Camera is an “Affordable” VR Movie Makers Dream

VUZE Camera is an “Affordable” VR Movie Makers Dream
So you got yourself a VR headset and have decided this medium is for you. Now you want to make your own 360-degree virtual reality video content. It’s not a cheap proposition to get into making your own VR content because you need some very specialized hardware and software to do it properly.

Verizon Offers Free Star Wars Themed Google Cardboard Viewers

Verizon Offers Free Star Wars Themed Google Cardboard Viewers
Yesterday Verizon kicked off a cool offer for customers. They’re offering up free Star Wars themed Google Cardboard viewers. Verizon is offering customers viewers in four different styles. You can choose from BB-8, R2-D2, Kylo Ren, and Stormtrooper flavors.

Valve Employee Proposes Using Virtual Reality: Second Life

Valve Employee Proposes Using Virtual Reality: Second Life
Valve employee Chandler Murch used Valve and HTC’s Vive virtual reality system to propose to his now fiancé Kelly Tortorice, who shared photos of the proposal on her Facebook page. Kelly said Chandler asked her to test Steam VR demos at Valve’s headquarters, which she did initially, “then suddenly, a virtual engagement ring started floating [her] way.” Nope, Chandler didn’t do it to save money.

CableRobot Motion Simulator: Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Treadmills

CableRobot Motion Simulator: Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Treadmills
In the future, your home theater might need to be outside of your actual home. A collaboration between research group Fraunhofer and the Max Planck Institute’s Biological Cybernetics group has led to the creation of a cable robot perfectly suited to vehicle simulations. The robot is made of up to eight steel cables, winches, a racing seat and a custom made 176 lb.

Stark Tower Virtual Reality Tour: Headsets Assemble!

Stark Tower Virtual Reality Tour: Headsets Assemble!
Nowadays, video games that don’t involve a lot of interaction are derided as non-games or antigames. And we’ve been spoiled by the ones that both meet this imagined quota of input-output seesaw and have wonderful worlds, taking their beauty for granted.

Ford’s Immersive Cinematic Engineering Tech Makes Virtual Cars Look Like Real Cars

Ford’s Immersive Cinematic Engineering Tech Makes Virtual Cars Look Like Real Cars
Over the last few decades, computer graphics have become a more and more essential part of industrial design – especially in the automotive industry. The ability to visualize designs digitally has given designers and engineers the freedom to test and refine concepts and functionality prior to expending time and money on physical prototypes. Ford is definitely on the leading edge of using virtual reality techniques to visualize new vehicles.

Multi-user Wireless Virtual Reality System: Real Virtuality

Multi-user Wireless Virtual Reality System: Real Virtuality
A couple of years ago we checked out a VRcade, a virtual reality arcade that freed players to move and translated their movements in the game with the help of motion capture systems. Artanim’s Real Virtuality is a lot like that, except it’s geared for multiple users and not just for games but for other content as well. Much like VRcade, Real Virtuality uses cameras mounted around a room to track markers placed on the users.

Star Wars VR Tech Demo Looks Awesome

Star Wars VR Tech Demo Looks Awesome
You might know director Rob McLellan from his incredible robot serial killer short ABE, which is being turned into a feature film with MGM. Turns out he has also been working on something else. Something that could be even better.

FEELREAL VR Mask and Helmet: A Face Full of Feeling

FEELREAL VR Mask and Helmet: A Face Full of Feeling
Modern movies and video games are amazing at delivering mind-blowing visuals and sounds. But a Brooklyn-based tech company’s invention would add a lot more senses to the experience. FEELREAL’s Kickstarter campaign wants you to help them bring to market what they describe as “the world’s first multi-sensory virtual reality mask.”

zSpace Educational Virtual Reality Systems: Oculus Teach

zSpace Educational Virtual Reality Systems: Oculus Teach
If zSpace has its way, our kids will learn in the same way Tony Stark works in the movies. The company makes virtual reality computers that have infinite applications yet are easy enough for children to use.

Stompz Foot-mounted Motion Controller: There is No Shoe

Stompz Foot-mounted Motion Controller: There is No Shoe
We may quickly be solving how to show virtual reality effectively, but we’re still figuring out how to move in it. We’ve seen pseudo–treadmills and full sets of motion sensors, but Stompz claims its eponymous motion controllers are all we need to move around in virtual spaces. Each Stompz controller has a 9-axis motion sensor.
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