Virtual-reality game helps young hemophilia patients endure prickly treatments

Virtual-reality game helps young hemophilia patients endure prickly treatments

Brody Bowman used to receive the IV medication he needs to treat his hemophilia through a port in his chest. But when his health-care team recently switched to the 7-year-old’s arms and hands, the needle sticks caused anxiety, screaming and crying. He had to be held still. That’s why his mom, Gabby Bowman, was a bit surprised when Brody began sitting through the pokes with barely a stir. The calming effect came from a virtual-reality gaming system created to help pediatric hemophilia patients deal with the needles they face, sometimes as often as three times a week. “He gets […]

Virtual reality app to teach road safety to children

Virtual reality app to teach road safety to children

Enable it in your browser or download Flash Player here .Sorry, you need Flash to play this. Have pupils learned enough to give the road safety app a green light? Media captionHave pupils learned enough to give the road safety app a green light? An app using similar technology to Pokemon Go is being developed to help teach road safety to primary school children. Pupils will be able to learn road-crossing skills through the "virtual reality" game. The app has been developed by University of South Wales (USW) academics, who have received £67,500 funding from the Road Safety Trust. […]

Did you hear the one about the virtual reality comedy show?

Did you hear the one about the virtual reality comedy show?

SHARE THIS ADVERTISEMENT A stand-up comedy show will be filmed in Ottawa using VR technology, for people to watch on their phones with special headsets. The phone technology is a dialed-down version of what this man is wearing at Ottawa VR parlour Colony VR, which is sponsoring the event. (Devyn Barrie/OttawaStart.com) Watching stand-up comedy on YouTube is one thing, but one comedian is hoping to make virtual reality stand-up the next big thing in Canada — starting with a first taping in Ottawa on Monday. Absolute Comedy on Preston Street will host Absolute 360, the inaugural recording for a […]

Virtual Reality Pioneer Founds Tech Startup To Patrol Borders

Virtual Reality Pioneer Founds Tech Startup To Patrol Borders

Palmer Luckey’s new venture uses technology to police borders and large events. Considered as ‘disgraced’ by many in Silicon Valley, for his political leanings, Luckey is still the founder of Oculus, the VR firm bought out by Facebook in 2014 for $3 billion. Leaving Facebook earlier this year in the midst of a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against his former employees hasn’t seemingly done anything to dent his enthusiasm. Palmer Luckey: 24 years old, worth millions and has been on the cover of TIme magazine. White House His new new surveillance start-up intends to use the same combination of camera […]

Automakers mix virtual reality with the real world

Automakers mix virtual reality with the real world

A glimpse into the future: JLR customers immerse themselves in virtual reality. Forget glossy brochures and the pantomime of buying a new car. Game software and wearable technology is changing the way we shop. Consumers in shopping centres or sitting at home can now visualise their next yet-to-be-launched car in any configuration using a Virtual Reality (VR) headset. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of research snapshots, this one takes a look at how, from engineering and styling to marketing and retail, VR continues to surprise and delight. Virtual Reality is the name of the game Behind every compelling video game is […]

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