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DIGITAL TWINS MIRROR REAL-LIFE SIBLINGS IN VR

At the Internet of Things Solutions World Congress 2018, one of the ideas that has the most practical, far-reaching applications is the concept of the digital twin, a virtual model that connects users to a representation of a device or system. Brad Surak, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Hitachi Vantara. Source: Automation World Brad Surak, …

WALMART EXPANDS VR TRAINING TO 1 MILLION PLUS EMPLOYEES

Walmart, in its partnership with STRIVR, announced today that it will expand its preliminary virtual reality (VR) training initiatives to nearly 5,000 stores across the United States. More than one million associates will gain access to the same training that the retail giant’s managers experienced at their Walmart Academies via the untethered, portable Oculus Go head-mounted …

PRACTICAL DATA ANALYTICS IN VIRTUAL REALITY TRAINING | TH3RDEYEXR

Looking to implement Virtual Reality (VR) into your training, but need to prove that you can extract analytics from the experience? Good news! VR is now at the stage where it’s possible, and the folks at ReadWrite have listed some possibilities. The following 3 points help to make a strong case for the use of …

OCULUS GO – FLAGSHIP FOR CONSUMER-FRIENDLY VR? | TH3RDEYE REVIEW

Analysis For those intrigued by VR’s applications but put-off by high barriers to entry, industry pioneer Oculus VR responded this week with Oculus Go, an entry-point product for Extended Reality (XR) newcomers and enthusiasts alike. XR first-timers can buy the Go for the price of approximately 40 White Chocolate Mochas from Starbucks – i.e. $199 …

VIRTUAL REALITY AT THE SMITHSONIAN, A SOCIAL EXPERIENCE

Just as artists and curators are creating or commissioning virtual reality artworks to exploit the technology’s innovations, art institutions are moving forward with VR projects. Last year, the Guggenheim Museum partnered with Google’s Cultural Institute to let viewers virtually experience the museum and its artworks, while The British Museum turned its Ancient Egyptian collection into a VR …

AUGMENTED REALITY (AR) – REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS THAT WORK

When someone talks about AR, they are referring to technology that overlays information and virtual objects on real-world scenes in real-time. It uses the existing environment and adds information to it to make a new artificial environment. If you’ve watched an American football game since 1998, you likely have seen the down line portrayed as …

Custom Cardboard Virtual Reality Glasses

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default”][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”1196,1197,1200″ layout=”3″ gallery_style=”1″ load_in_animation=”none”][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”5″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default”][vc_column_text]Often, we find that people are hesitant to get serious about using Virtual Reality because of the perceived high cost. Cardboard …