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    HP Announces HP Reverb Virtual Reality Headset: Professional Edition

    HP has announced its latest virtual reality headset which is based on Window Mixed Reality (WMR.) The HP Reverb Virtual Reality Headset -- Professional Edition features a 2160 x 2160 panel per eye and 114-degree field of view. It has full Steam VR support and WMR's inside out tracking. The HP...
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    Genentech Clinical Trials Are Using Virtual Reality to Train Eye Surgeons

    Genentech has started a clinical trial for an eye implant, the size of a grain of rice, that will treat wet age-related macular degeneration by continuously releasing a drug to treat the disease. More than 1 million people over the age of 50 are affected by the disease. Genentech has invested...
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    The VR Training Sector Is a Rapidly Growing Industry

    The VR training industry is bustling with growth as more companies use the headsets to train employees about safety procedures on the job. According to statistics, 713 workers fell to their deaths in workplace accidents in 2017. Workplace injuries cost employers $150 billion every year. By using...
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    Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick Allows Students to Learn AI Programming

    The Intel Movidius Neural Compute Stick is a development kit for Deep Learning. It can be used to design, develop, and prototype smart edge devices like the image classifier shown in the video below. Other uses would be autonomous drones, smart security cameras, industrial machine vision...
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    Orlando Company Creates Scents for VR Attractions and the U.S. Armed Forces

    Global Technology Integrators (GTI) is a small 12 person firm in Orlando, Florida that specializes in adding smells to VR experiences. The company has contracts to provide scents to amusements parks, U.S. Armed Forces, and others. Bringing the sense of smell to virtual reality adds to the...
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    Microsoft Wins $480 Million Contract to Supply Hololens to U.S. Army

    Microsoft has beaten out all competitors to win a $480 million contract to supply over 100,000 HoloLens HMDs to the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army wanted to correct issues with close combat readiness with an Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS). The program's objective is to to rapidly...
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    How the Dropbox Offensive Testing Security Team Discovers Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

    Dropbox has multiple security teams to make sure that your data is secure and safe. They also conduct red team training exercises where the red team takes on the role of an attacker, and the other teams have to respond to the threat. During a recent offensive training exercise with Syndis; a...
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    Walmart Teams with Oculus and STRIVR to Provide Interactive Training for Employees

    Walmart has teamed with STRIVR and Oculus to provide over 45 interactive VR training modules for employees. Employees are put through 'What If' situations in virtual reality that are hard to replicate elsewhere. 70% of the Oculus Rift trained employees scored higher than employees trained with...
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    Novarad OpenSight Augmented Reality System Receives FDA Approval for Medical Use

    The Novarad OpenSight Augmented Reality System has been granted FDA approval for medical use in pre-operative surgical planning. This is the first time that the FDA has issued a 510(k) clearance for a medical device using Microsoft HoloLens technology. The OpenSight AR System renders 2D, 3D...
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    St John Ambulance WA Launches Virtual Reality Training for the Public

    St John Ambulance WA has launched a virtual reality experience to teach people CPR, defibrillation, and putting an unconscious person on their side. Research has shown that educating the public on correct first aid procedures increases patient survival rates to 50% - 60% from 10%. It builds...
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    HaptX Unveils the HaptX Gloves Development Kit for VR Training and Design

    HaptX Inc has finally unveiled their HaptX Gloves Development Kit that features touch feedback and natural interactions in VR for the first time. The kit contains 2 gloves which feature 130 tactile actuators per glove to provides realistic touch across the hand and fingertips. The gloves also...
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    Parents Hire Fornite Coaches to Boost Their Kids Into Competitive ESports

    Parents have always been competitive with their progeny since the beginning of time. They hire coaches from all types of sports disciplines such as soccer, tennis, track, piano, basketball, etc in a bid to make their kid better than the other neighborhood kids or to help them become...
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    Future NFL 1st-Rounder Deshaun Watson Trained to Pick up Blitzes in VR

    Well, there's another practical application for VR. NCAA teams are now using VR to help train their players to quickly identify plays and respond to them. Deshaun Watson apparently spent up to 40% of his time in VR practicing how to recognize and pick up blitzes. This seems to have paid off...
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