(VRfun18) VR Health Care Best Practices (AIMed) – Firsthand Technology

Blog by Howard RoseAIMed Magazine vol 3: VR Health Care p 62-65. Download Diane Gromala, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Computational Technologies for Transforming Pain, and Director of the Chronic Pain Research Institute and Pain Studies Lab at Simon Fraser University Frances Ayalasomayajula, MPH, PMP, Worldwide Lead for Population Health and Patient Engagement at HP Howard Rose, M.Ed,…

(VRfun18) JRPG-Inspired VR MMO ‘Zenith: The Last City’ Is Out Now

Prepare to embark on an adventure unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Whether you’re joining the world solo or with friends, endless adventure awaits in one of the largest online VR games ever. Zenith: The Last City is an ambitious new VR MMO from Ramen VR, and it’s out now on Quest and Rift Platforms, with…

(VRfun18) Best VR Headset 2022

It is no secret that the world of VR headsets has been exploding in recent years. VR headsets, immersive VR , and games are becoming increasingly popular, with many people getting ready to explore the metaverse for themselves this year. But with so many devices on the market, choosing the best VR headset can be a challenge. Luckily, we’ve done all the hard…

(VRfun18) AR and blockchain technology is creating the perfect storm in

Opinion ‘Digital convergence’ was the major buzz phrase during the nascent days of what we’ll call ‘mobile content’. In the early-2000s, you couldn’t open a trade magazine (remember those?), visit a tech website or attend a conference without being bombarded with the word and what it would mean for myriad industries specialising in creating content,…

(VRfun18) Big Tech Needs to Stop Trying to Make Their Metaverse

The race is on to cash in on the metaverse hype. Last week, Microsoft described its $68.7 billion takeover of gaming studio Activision Blizzard—a move that would have usually been interpreted as the Xbox maker simply expanding in the gaming sector—as a way to create the “building blocks for the metaverse.” Meta—which rebranded from Facebook…

(VRfun18) “Oh shit, the game is successful,” Says ‘Gorilla Tag’ Dev

Original Article (March 1st, 2021): Gorilla Tag is as straightforward as it sounds… players take on the role of (legless) gorillas which toss themselves around by smacking their hands on the ground in an effort to chase one another in a game of tag. Interestingly though, you’ll find nearly as many people simply fooling around and chatting with…

(VRfun18) What Does Xbox Buying Activision Blizzard Mean For VR?

Still rubbing your eyes? Us too, but we’re pretty sure we’re not dreaming – Microsoft really is buying Activision Blizzard. Or at least the Xbox-maker certainly intends to. That much was made official this week, with the caveat that the deal — as with any multi-billion dollar acquisition — could be subject to an antitrust…

(VRfun18) Volumetric VR Movie Construct Comes To PC VR Next Week

PresenZ’s volumetric VR movie, Construct, will be available to watch in full on PC VR headsets next week. The ambitious short will release on Steam, and you can try a free demo right now for a taste of what to expect. The film has a focus on action, following a robot that fights for its…

(VRfun18) PSVR 2 Games: Every Announced And Rumored Project

PSVR 2 has been announced and is hopefully coming soon, but what about PSVR 2 games? Note: This article was originally published on January 6 and has since been updated. We’ve got a full rundown of all announced and rumored PSVR 2 games to keep track of. We’ll be keeping this list up to date,…

(VRfun18) How To Play PC VR Content On Oculus Quest 2

Want to play PC VR content on your Oculus Quest or Oculus Quest 2? Here’s everything you need and how to do it. Note: The Windows 11 update earlier this year brought with it some performances issues for those using Air Link. We strongly recommend not using Windows 11 if you’re looking to play PC…

(VRfun18) The Overview Effect and Virtual Reality

While working with the Space Studies Institute in the late 70’s and early 80’s, Frank White had long been thinking about the implications of living in outer space permanently and what a space settlement of the future may look like. “One characteristic of a living space settlement would be a constant view of earth from…

(VRfun18) Spatial Scores Additional Funding To Fuel Growth

Spatial, the cross-platform 3D collaboration platform got another jolt of adrenaline closing a 14 M series A. The round, which brings the total amount raised to date to $22M, was led by White Star Capital, iNovia and Kakao Ventures with continued participation from Silicon Valley notables including Instagram Co-founder Mike Krieger, and Zynga founder Mark…

(VRfun18) State of the XR Industry in 2020

Over the next 10 years, Extended Reality (XR) market’s potential across consumer and commercial to industrial and enterprise is expected to grow exponentially.Every single market involved in the XR space is set to grow both in technology and application — which means more chances for businesses to save time and money by embracing technological innovation.As…

(VRfun18) 3 design projects VR can simplify

Design applications are gaining ground in virtual reality.When we think about applications for virtual reality, we often consider two major categories: entertainment and practical use. Together, these categories cover a majority of noteworthy uses for VR, from video games and cinema to medical treatments. But another category that seems increasingly likely to gain ground is…

(VRfun18) Mind Map in VR, A New Way To Look At

Ok, I know, we all wanted the ‘We’re open!’ post, but I guess we have to wait on that… smh   Despite the amazing venue and all the cool games and events that VRPlayin has to offer… Despite COVID… We did not start doing this because of video games alone. We wanted to show it…

(VRfun18) How is the Water

Dolphins, swim with the dolphins. I mean have you ever wondered How is the water where dolphins swim? The thing is we’re running a VR arcade/experience center. People who make great, potentially great, and not-so-great experiences come to us. Some we provide feedback for, and maybe later we bring them to you. Others, fall in…

(VRfun18) Supernatural Review

Supernatural is a virtual reality game that has been released on the Oculus Rift. It is designed for players to experience a variety of different worlds through the use of supernatural powers. The game also features an interesting story line that will have players hooked from beginning to end. Supernatural is a game that’s fun…

(VRfun18) No Man’s Sky VR Review

No Man’s Sky may have been one of the most anticipated games in recent memory, but it was a demanding and technically difficult development process that would put many studios out of business. Despite this lacklustre launch week performance, No Man’s Sky is still worth playing for its sheer ambition – although you’ll probably need…

(VRfun18) Outsourcing to the Right Visualizations Team: What You Need to

Perhaps your design team is currently neck-deep in one of the busiest seasons they have experienced. Or you’re looking for a way to help you build out your presentation package to really captivate your audience. No matter the reason, partnering with a visualizations team will always be the simplest and most effective solution to help you read that sales goal and win that bid. 

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(VRfun18) Best VR Headsets in 2022: Project Cambria, Quest 3, Apple

It’s a new year, and you know what that means – new tech. Immersive reality hardware is perhaps one of the most fast-paced spaces in the tech sphere where headsets and tools are constantly evolving into a better and far more powerful version of themselves. And now that we have entered into 2022, we’re excited to share our top picks for the best VR headsets in 2022 and two long-awaited exciting headsets that are rumoured to be released this coming year. 

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(VRfun18) Reinventing education with Virtual Reality

With digital education a norm worldwide, we have an opportunity to cultivate a newer, better learning system with Virtual Reality technology. It is the next natural step for initiating the long-pending evolution of education at all levels. “I read, I forget, I see, I remember, I do, I understand” – these words by the famous Chinese…

(VRfun18) VR Painting vs. Real Life Painting

VR Painting vs. Real Life Painting I personally love art, and love learning how to paint because it feels so serene! After a long day at work, I sit down, listen to some ambient music, and paint the night sky scenery. It’s a great way to de-stress. There are several VR painting apps out there,…

(VRfun18) How VR is Changing the Future of Architecture

How VR is Changing the Future of Architecture Gone are the days of going to open houses. It’s now possible to put on a VR headset and see your future dream house without ever leaving the comfort of your home. In fact, a recent survey of architects revealed that nearly 70% of them were using…

(VRfun18) Best VR Headset For VRChat (2022)

VRChat is my second most played game on VR (with Beat Saber being first, because I use that for daily fitness). I have 500+ hours in VRChat and that number is still increasing. Some people have several thousand… If you’re interested in this game, you’ll likely be spending lots of time on it so you’ll…

(VRfun18) The Final Numbers on Quest 2’s Happy Holidays

Early signs indicate that Quest 2 had a blowout Q4, most of which came in the gift-heavy holiday period that caps off the quarter. As we’ve examined in the past, Quest 2 is primed for holiday sales due to its aggressive loss-leader pricing that puts Quest 2 in giftable territory.In addition to Q4 last year…

(VRfun18) The Promise of VR – Firsthand Technology

Full Article at HP Garage A much-needed new path for pain management Prescribing opioid painkillers as part of a traditional approach to pain management is common in the United States, but the practice has catalyzed a nationwide opioid addiction crisis. Over 130 Americans die each day after overdosing on opioids, and roughly 21 to 29 percent of…

(VRfun18) Kyrenia, Cyprus) – Firsthand Technology

Full transcript: Virtual Reality Is Here – Are You Ready? TEDx – Kyrenia, CyprusHoward Rose I’d like to ask you to close your eyes for a moment. With your eyes closed, try to picture this room in as much detail as you can. Now open your eyes and look around. Do you notice any gaps…

(VRfun18) Fitness Friday: Play Actively

Welcome to our fourth and final Fitness Friday of January. All month, we’ve shown you how to have tons of fun keeping your New Year’s wellness resolutions and stay healthy using Quest to embrace dance, rediscover sports, and redefine fitness. In Escape and Shape on Oculus TV, our VR hub for must-see entertainment, terrific real-world…

(VRfun18) Releases Recap: January 24 – 28

This week, we released a bunch of titles and updates across the Quest and Rift Platforms. Here’s a rundown of the highlights:Zenith: The Last CityWhether you’re joining the world solo or with friends, endless adventure awaits in Zenith: The Last City, an ambitious new VR MMO from Ramen VR. Featuring a massive world with multiple…

(VRfun18) VIVE SYNC VR Meeting Space Overview

  When it comes to productivity, your environment plays a vital role in what foes and doesn’t get done. VIVE Sync offers coworkspaces for VR meetings regardless of where you are in the world.  VR meeting room for up to 20 people  Presentation for up to 30 people Social space  Spatial audio  Mountain view Our…

(VRfun18) Create Your First VIVE Sync Meeting

Here are 7 simple steps to create your VR meeting on VIVE Sync: Go to sync.vive.com and sign in with your HTC or social media account. After you sign in, click “create meeting“. Choose a meeting space based on your needs and preferences. Take a look at our meeting space intro to learn more about Sync’s…