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Nov 6, 2023

Rats have an imagination, new research finds

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, virtual reality

As humans, we live in our thoughts: from pondering what to make for dinner to daydreaming about our last beach vacation. Now, researchers at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus have found that animals also possess an imagination.

A team from the Lee and Harris labs developed a novel system combining and a to probe a rat’s inner thoughts.

They found that, like humans, animals can think about places and objects that aren’t right in front of them, using their thoughts to imagine walking to a or moving a remote object to a specific spot.

Nov 6, 2023

Like Humans — Scientists Discover That Rats Have an Imagination

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, virtual reality

As human beings, our lives are intertwined with our thoughts, whether we’re contemplating dinner options or indulging in memories of our recent beach getaway.

Interestingly, scientists at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus have discovered that animals also have an imagination.

A group of researchers from the Lee and Harris laboratories devised an innovative approach that fuses virtual reality with a brain-machine interface to explore the inner thoughts of rats.

Oct 24, 2023

Virtual Reality Generates Cold Sensations Without Real Temperature Shifts

Posted by in categories: innovation, virtual reality

Summary: Researchers have created a groundbreaking non-contact technology to simulate cold sensations in virtual reality, maintaining consistent skin temperatures.

By combining cold airflow and light, they induce cold sensations without actual temperature shifts. This breakthrough provides a novel approach to simulating persistent thermal experiences in VR environments, enhancing the user’s immersion.

The technology holds the promise of revolutionizing VR experiences by providing instantaneous and sustained thermal sensations.

Oct 23, 2023

VR’s Healthcare Revolution: Transforming Medical Training at CHLA

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, education, virtual reality

Recently, we partnered with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) to build a VR simulation that places medical students and staff in rare yet high-risk pediatric trauma situations where split-second decisions determine whether a patient lives or dies. Thanks to the immersive power of VR, we can replicate these training scenarios in true-to-life fashion, complete with paramedics rattling off symptoms, nurses and techs urging you to make a decision, and distraught parents praying for their child’s survival.

These visceral, interactive exercises up the stakes compared to traditional educational tools like non-VR simulations and mannequins. Powered by AiSolve and brought to life by the Hollywood VFX magic of BioflightVR, these virtual scenarios based on actual CHLA case studies let doctors and students practice and learn in realistic workplace conditions. Not only does this new innovation stand to significantly reduce the time and cost associated with mannequin-based training, it also better prepares people to respond in the real world.

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Oct 22, 2023

Hologram Breakthrough — New Technology Transforms Ordinary 2D Images

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, holograms, virtual reality

Holograms provide a three-dimensional (3D) view of objects, offering a level of detail that two-dimensional (2D) images cannot match. Their realistic and immersive display of 3D objects makes holograms incredibly valuable across various sectors, including medical imaging, manufacturing, and virtual reality.

Traditional holography involves recording an object’s three-dimensional data and its interactions with light, a process that demands high computational power and the use of specialized cameras for capturing 3D images. This complexity has restricted the widespread adoption of holograms.

Oct 14, 2023

DARPA Seeks to Protect Virtual Reality Against “Cognitive Attacks”

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, virtual reality

The DOD is looking for tech that will protect against “cognitive attacks” that could disable soldiers wearing virtual reality devices.

Oct 12, 2023

Flexible sensors made of nanomaterials—and the metaverse—will redefine how people live in the future

Posted by in categories: nanotechnology, neuroscience, virtual reality

Researchers from Changchun University of Science and Technology (CUST) and City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have conducted a survey on the fabrication of flexible sensors using nanomaterials of different dimensions and the triggering methods of interaction between these sensors and virtual reality applications.

The review, published in the International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing (IJEM), highlights the recent advancements in -based flexible sensors (NMFSs) involving various nanomaterial frameworks such as nanoparticles, nanowires, and nanofilms.

Different triggering mechanisms for interaction between NMFSs and metaverse/virtual reality applications are discussed, e.g., skin-mechanics-triggered, temperature-triggered, magnetically triggered, and neural-triggered interfaces.

Oct 11, 2023

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through October 7)

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI, virtual reality

From VR at the Las Vegas Sphere to AI trained on synthetic children’s stories, check out this week’s awesome tech stories from around the web.

Oct 11, 2023

Earth is a virtual world and humans play the roles of its characters: new study

Posted by in category: virtual reality

A new study has suggested that our universe might be a highly advanced virtual reality world with humans playing ordinary characters.

Oct 9, 2023

Meta Quest 3 takes a step closer to mainstream AR/VR

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, virtual reality

In a world where a $500 price point qualifies as cheap, Meta continues to be the best solution for casual extended reality.

Having spoken to most of the major vendors over the past year, it seemed like everyone relished the arrival of the 500-pound gorilla. They would, they reckoned, be ships among a rising tide. Even more to the point,… More.

However this all plays out, 2023 will almost certainly be regarded as a pivotal year for AR and VR. After years of waiting for the category to have its iPhone moment, Apple finally unveiled the Vision Pro during WWDC back in June. It was everything we’ve come to expect from the company: big, boisterous and polished, with lofty promises and a price tag to match.

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