Virtual Reality System for Small Animals Based on Raspberry Pi

PiVR is a do-it-yourself tool that enables scientists to create virtual realities with optogenetics in small animals. (Right) Trajectory (blue line) of a fruit fly larva in a virtual odor gradient with a ‘volcano’ shape (red background). Credit: David Tadres The Raspberry Pi Virtual Reality system (PiVR) is a versatile tool for presenting virtual reality […]

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Facebook previews thin VR headset with holographic displays

Facebook’s Reality Labs and its Oculus brand have been developing a streamlined VR headset. Their latest effort is, they claim, the “thinnest VR display demonstrated to date”. It’s basically a pair of easy-to-wear VR sunglasses, though they’re just a proof-of-concept device at this stage. Faceboook The VR headset uses holographics with flat films for the […]

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HTC’s co-founder is releasing a standalone virtual reality head

A new virtual reality headset is coming, but one with a difference. It’s an untethered, 5G powered, hand-tracking capable headset designed to bring people together. Peter Chou, former CEO and co-founder of HTC, started XRSpace in 2017 with the goal of taking XR to the masses. XR being a mix of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed […]

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Apple [AR]T Walk tours add augmented reality to the streets

If you hadn’t noticed, Apple has embraced augmented reality in a big way. Whether it’s on-stage demonstrations at key events throughout the year, with companies like Lego and Microsoft, or encouraging app developers, such as Ikea, to enable you to see if a bit of furniture fits in your home, the company wants you to […]

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Microsoft planning a vibrating floor mat for virtual reality

A new patent filing seems to imply that Microsoft is considering a vibrating floor mat for virtual reality with interesting implications. This new patent appears to show that the mat will double as a boundary for your VR gaming space. This could then be integrated into the system to enable the virtual reality headset to […]

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What’s the story so far on Apple’s AR headset?

For at least a decade, Apple has been working on augmented reality and virtual reality technologies. We know this thanks to statements from the company, predictions from analysts, numerous patent filings, and Apple’s interest in growing its ARKit platform for AR apps and games. It has also hired AR/VR experts, and it’s acquired multiple AR/VR […]

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