Movement doesn’t help us learn virtual reality spaces

For learning about digital spaces in virtual reality, it may not matter whether we control our movement with a joystick or our bodies.

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
Sept. 26, 2019 ~6 min

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A.I. can say when neurosurgeons are ready to operate

Machine learning-guided virtual reality simulators can help neurosurgeons develop the skills they need before they step in the operating room.

Shawn Hayward-McGill • futurity
Aug. 5, 2019 ~3 min

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Doctors to ‘step inside’ biopsy samples with VR

With a new virtual reality tool, doctors could one day see biopsies from patients in full, immersive 3D.

Jocelyn Duffy-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
June 25, 2019 ~4 min

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Virtual reality can spot navigation problems in early Alzheimer’s disease

Virtual reality (VR) can identify early Alzheimer’s disease more accurately than ‘gold standard’ cognitive tests currently in use, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 24, 2019 ~6 min

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V.R. could take scary nightmares down a notch

Virtual reality could give people control over their recurrent nightmares, a pilot study suggests.

Kat McAlpine-Boston • futurity
Jan. 30, 2019 ~6 min

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Battery-free tags let you control games with your clothes

Tech that tracks your movements could let you control video game avatars with your clothes. It could even replace other wearables like FitBit.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Dec. 19, 2018 ~4 min

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Virtual reality connects students to reef die-offs

"When done right, these experiences can feel real, and can give learners a lasting sense of connectedness."

Stanford • futurity
Dec. 5, 2018 ~6 min

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‘Holodeck’ project brings VR and augmented reality together

At Ken Perlin's Future Reality Lab, he and colleagues are exploring new frontiers in virtual reality and augmented reality animation software.

Sapna Parikh-NYU • futurity
Nov. 9, 2018 ~1 min

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