New augmented reality head mounted display offers unrivaled viewing experience

[ad_1] Cambridge engineers have developed a new augmented reality (AR) head mounted display (HMD) that delivers a realistic 3-D viewing experience, without the commonly associated side effects of nausea or eyestrain. The device has an enlarged eye-box that is scalable and an increased field of view of 36º that is designed for a comfortable viewing […]

A virtual reality system to study the collection of visual feedback from robotic arms

[ad_1] The parasitic body in two contexts. On the left, the VR perspective. On the right, the real space with both participants. The participant on the left (indicated in red) controls the main body. The participant on the right (indicated in green) controls the parasitic limb. The yellow circle indicates the camera position in both […]

Virtual reality helps Israeli soldiers enter new world

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain An Israeli soldier carefully eyes the narrow, damp tunnel carved from surrounding rock through a tightly strapped black headset. He is not in one of the attack tunnels built by Lebanon’s Hezbollah under the border with Israel, but one of a new generation of soldiers using virtual and augmented reality […]

Virtual reality helps Israeli soldiers enter new world

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain An Israeli soldier carefully eyes the narrow, damp tunnel carved from surrounding rock through a tightly strapped black headset. He is not in one of the attack tunnels built by Lebanon’s Hezbollah under the border with Israel, but one of a new generation of soldiers using virtual and augmented reality […]

Life-like robots soon to be reality

[ad_1] A soft matter computer-controlled softworm robot, capable of producing three behaviors. Credit: Garrad et al., Sci. Robot. 4, eaaw6060 (2019) Life-like robots that can make decisions, adapt to their environment and learn, are one step closer thanks to a University of Bristol team who has demonstrated a new way of embedding computation into soft […]

US seniors fulfill dreams, fight depression with virtual reality

[ad_1] Nidia Silva samples a virtual reality experience in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida Nidia Silva had never realized her dream of swimming with dolphins until a Miami NGO gave her a pair of virtual reality glasses as part of an experimental treatment for depression and isolation in senior citizens. “You’re in a […]

How to make electrical muscle stimulation feel natural to virtual reality users

[ad_1] UChicago scholars examine how to employ electrical muscle stimulation, which may help users learn new physical skills and automate work, without disrupting people’s sense of agency. Credit: shutterstock.com If there’s one familiar sound whenever a volunteer tries out an interactive device that uses electrical muscle stimulation, it is probably laughter. Even for experienced users […]

Bionic vision system works with augmented reality glasses

[ad_1] Credit: Bionic Vision System A company focused on a bionic vision system sees hope for improvements in patients by means of a wireless sub-retinal implant together with augmented reality glasses. Pixium Vision has developed the Prima system in response to age-related macular degeneration. Their system “aims to elicit useful prosthetic bionic vision by electrical […]

Firefox Reality browser plus Oculus Quest are prom king and queen

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Grandma, is it true people in 2019 had to browse the web in 2-D? Mozilla has this time raised web browsing to another level with its virtual reality web browser, Firefox Reality, released for Oculus Quest headsets. Immersion will really grow on users spending time on games and video. Angela […]