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It won't be long until the mainstream media is raving about touch surgery in VR. This virtual training will help surgeons perform intricate surgical procedures without flaw. The technology has been spearheaded by a corporate partnership between Touch Surgery...
Most people think of virtual reality (VR) as a high-tech headset for playing exciting games. However, VR has the potential to drastically improve quality of life. This technology will soon help people overcome their fears, get into shape and...
The possibilities for virtual reality are endless. When this technology first hit the market in the form of Nintendo's Virtual Boy, most people cast it aside as a means of playing video games and nothing more. Fast forward a...
Virtual reality continues to develop at a lightning fast pace, and is increasingly becoming more mainstream as the months pass. Now, researchers at Penn State believe virtual reality characters modeled after a user’s own features could be the key...
In a recent study published in Springer’s journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, researchers found this conformist tendencies continue even when humans are provided with incorrect advice by a computer. The study analyzed the judgment of people who had just...
If you’ve ever felt nausea or illness when playing virtual reality games, you are not alone. Feelings of vertigo and stomach upset are common for many gamers, and unfortunately, the sensation interferes with gaming enjoyment. Luckily, scientists are working...
VR games and social media continue to intertwine with reality. Studies have shown that when a person has a strong identification with his or her cyber representation, the “doppelganger” can influence the person’s real life behavior. The reality of...
People have speculated on the possibility of exploring other worlds for ages. Ever since the dawn of the written world, we've tried to escape from our mundane reality and let our imagination soar. Of course, now, with virtual reality,...
The ongoing debate on the effect of video game play has often had negative connotations – players acting violently, lacking of personal interaction, and reducing their physical activity – but now there is evidence video game play could also...
Weight loss is one of life’s biggest challenges for many people, but now there could be hope in virtual reality support. Results from a recent study that included 20 overweight and obese people showed significant weight loss results after...
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