A Raspberry Pi-based virtual reality system for small animals

A Raspberry Pi-based virtual reality system for small animals

The Raspberry Pi Virtual Reality system (PiVR) is a versatile tool for presenting virtual reality environments to small, freely moving animals (such as flies and fish larvae), according to a study published July 14, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by David Tadres and Matthieu Louis of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The Linux Foundation's First-Ever Virtual Open Source Summit

The Linux Foundation's First-Ever Virtual Open Source Summit

The success of The Linux Foundation's first virtual summit may well have set the standard for new levels of open source participation.

Is Reality Already Becoming Virtual or Augmented?

Is Reality Already Becoming Virtual or Augmented?

Instead of providing a fully immersive virtual experience, Augmented Reality enhances the real world with images, text, and other virtual information through devices such as head displays, smartphones, tablets, smart lenses, and AR glasses.

AI Advantages in the Wake of the Pandemic

AI Advantages in the Wake of the Pandemic

Employers will tap technology solutions to help them face challenges such as adhering to new rules and regulations, monitoring compliance, and ensuring employee confidence and morale remains positive.For such large spaces with big crowds, technology to monitor for social distancing, temperature checks and mask compliance will be critical.

Tech's Role in the Future of Health and Public Safety

Tech's Role in the Future of Health and Public Safety

Telehealth services, digitization of healthcare processes, and smart technologies and solutions have improved operational efficiencies, public awareness, and quality of patient care in many parts of the world.

Must Read AR/VR Books in 2020

Must Read AR/VR Books in 2020

And these fields are already undergoing a massive transformation thanks to AR and VR.Thus, the editors of this book have decided to focus on the strategic role of immersive technologies in making education, arts, and museum more accessible and more exciting for users.

Creators of Fashionable PPE Join Forces for Good

Creators of Fashionable PPE Join Forces for Good

In the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic this spring, entrepreneurs Rebecca Cahua and Vivian Qu joined forces, skills, and teams to create and bring to production an innovative new product -- the O2 Nano Mask, a reuseable nanofiltration mask that combines a high level of filtration with unique breathability and comfort.

Magic Leap appoints former Microsoft exec Johnson as CEO

Magic Leap appoints former Microsoft exec Johnson as CEO

Johnson will start her new role on August 1, with Magic Leap saying in a statement that she will ‘draw on more than 30 years of experience at the highest levels of technology and business to accelerate Magic Leap’s growth and bring transformative enterprise solutions to market.’.

Sfree: Tour the cherry blossom festivals in Japan through VR

Sfree: Tour the cherry blossom festivals in Japan through VR

And you too can now enjoy the majesty of sakura celebrations and visit some of the most picturesque locations thanks to Weather News, which has just released a compilation of free videos shot in 360-degree style.

DHS Brings Web App to Coronavirus Fight

DHS Brings Web App to Coronavirus Fight

Last month, the Department of Homeland Security, through its Science & Technology Directorate, released a simple web-based tool to help predict the decay rate of coronavirus in the air.The Science & Technology Directorate alone conducts experiments like the coronavirus airborne decay study all the time.

Virtual House Calls: The Rise of Telemedicine

Virtual House Calls: The Rise of Telemedicine

"Telehealth and virtual visits offer patients an opportunity to receive necessary healthcare services from a doctor, from the convenience of their home," Rabinowitz told the E-Commerce Times.

'New Normal' Security Era Begins for US Agencies, Cloud Providers

'New Normal' Security Era Begins for US Agencies, Cloud Providers

"Data security requirements will only continue to be more stringent as more and more data and services are migrated to the cloud," said Brent Hansen, federal chief technology officer at Thales.

Getting real with immersive sword fights

Getting real with immersive sword fights

Now a team at the University of Bath, in collaboration with the game development studio Ninja Theory, has found a solution to the challenges of creating realistic VR sword fights: Touche -- a data-driven computer model based on machine learning.

NIH Awards Grant to Rochester Institute of Technology to Treat Stroke Patients Using Virtual Reality

NIH Awards Grant to Rochester Institute of Technology to Treat Stroke Patients Using Virtual Reality

Moreover, patients will be able to have the therapy at home, as the new technology is more affordable and easier to use than standard eye trackers.And this grant will help the RIT research team to develop an eye tracker system that patients can use themselves.

Macs Move to Apple Silicon Announced at WWDC

Macs Move to Apple Silicon Announced at WWDC

During that time, it revealed it would continue to make Intel-based machines, while offering software to enable programs written for those computers to run on Apple silicon Macs.

New hospital uses Tridify, VR to involve staff in design

New hospital uses Tridify, VR to involve staff in design

To meet this goal, designers needed to not only use innovative processes for the build, but involve hospital staff to make sure that the new facility would meet their specific needs.

Google making AR/VR more immersive on consumer devices

Google making AR/VR more immersive on consumer devices

New research shows the ability to record, reconstruct, compress, and deliver high-quality immersive light field videos, lightweight enough to be streamed over regular Wi-Fi."We're making this technology practical, bringing us closer to delivering a truly immersive experience to more consumer devices," said Michael Broxton, Google research scientist.

OVR Technology Creates First-of-Its-Kind Virtual Reality Experiences With Scents

OVR Technology Creates First-of-Its-Kind Virtual Reality Experiences With Scents

OVR Technology, a virtual reality startup, recently introduced the Architecture of Scent platform.It layers real-world scents to a digital space, giving users a truly immersive experience.

Bloomberg: Apple's AR/VR Gaming Headset Plans Altered By Internal Divisions

Bloomberg: Apple's AR/VR Gaming Headset Plans Altered By Internal Divisions

Instead, Rockwell’s team planned to sell a stationary hub, which in prototype form resembled a small Mac, that would connect to the headset with a wireless signal.Apple's engineering teams are reportedly still testing the device on different head shapes to find the ideal fit, and the company hasn't settled on pricing.

A deep-learning E-skin decodes complex human motion

A deep-learning E-skin decodes complex human motion

The research team, led by Professor Sungho Jo from the School of Computing, collaborated with Professor Seunghwan Ko from Seoul National University to design this new measuring system that extracts signals corresponding to multiple finger motions by generating cracks in metal nanoparticle films using laser technology.

Sellers Prep for Continued Storm of E-Commerce Activity

Sellers Prep for Continued Storm of E-Commerce Activity

"SMBs should consider SaaS e-commerce platforms like Shopify and BigCommerce to provide a solution that requires less internal technology to get started and scale their businesses," Lewis recommended.

Virtual Reality Makes Exercise More Enjoyable And Less Tiring, Study Finds

Virtual Reality Makes Exercise More Enjoyable And Less Tiring, Study Finds

The researchers found that experiencing VR with music raised the perceived enjoyment of cycling by 26.4%, as compared with a control condition involving no virtual reality or music.

Lawsuit Against Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Reinstated A Year After It Was Tossed Out

Lawsuit Against Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Reinstated A Year After It Was Tossed Out

Corbis via Getty Images A lawsuit against Oculus founder Palmer Luckey that claims the Oculus is based on a design he was employed to create by another company, has been reinstated by the US Court of Appeals.

Study demonstrates feasibility of hologram technology in liver tumor ablation

Study demonstrates feasibility of hologram technology in liver tumor ablation

Data from one of the first clinical uses of augmented reality guidance with electromagnetically tracked tools shows that the technology may help doctors quickly, safely, and accurately deliver targeted liver cancer treatments, according to a research abstract presented during a virtual session of the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting on June 14.

Sponsor @thaytan on GitHub Sponsors

Sponsor @thaytan on GitHub Sponsors

I work full-time on Open Source projects (like GStreamer) through my job at Centricular, and in my spare time I've been reverse engineering Oculus Rift VR headsets and building drivers for OpenHMD that support full positional tracking.

Apple to Design Its Own ARM-Based Mac Chips

Apple to Design Its Own ARM-Based Mac Chips

Users, developers and Apple itself will benefit from the company's move away from Intel chips in favor of designing its own processors, maintained Linn Huang, research vice president for devices and displays at IDC, a market research company in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Rethinking Remote Education

Rethinking Remote Education

To keep kids focused and interested in remote lessons, it's critical to have tools that go beyond ordinary communications to help teachers ensure better student attention and performance.

VR Headsets of the Future Might Be Made With Mirrors?

VR Headsets of the Future Might Be Made With Mirrors?

Magyari and Immy, his company based in Troy, Michigan, believe that they have the solution: VR headsets that don’t use lenses.With lens-based VR headsets, things that look close and things that look far away are actually the same distance from your eyes.

Looking Forward to XR Technology at the VRARA’s VR/AR Global Summit

Looking Forward to XR Technology at the VRARA’s VR/AR Global Summit

The free ticket includes live video of all of the talks and discussions, and access to many of the networking elements.All ticket holders get access to the platform used to remotely host the XR technology summit.

AWE Day 3: The Most Wholesome Day in the History of XR Technology

AWE Day 3: The Most Wholesome Day in the History of XR Technology

The day included a discussion on how to create a virtual world society from Tom Furness, a discussion on ethical responsibility in the immersive tech industry from Professor Donna Davis, a panel on women in XR, and more.