VR's pace is blisteringly fast. In the last year, we've had a lot of new offerings that mere months earlier wouldn't have been considered possible, especially in the mobile VR segment. But the real question is what are the standouts for mobile VR that you really need to be...
Virtual reality pioneers are quickly destroying the stereotype that the technology is strictly used by basement-dwelling gaming geeks who don't want to venture into the real world. Virtual reality is one of the hottest trends across the world for good reason. Sure, it provides stimulating virtual environments as a...
We all want to start and stick to a regular workout program. Whether it’s running every morning or making it to the gym after work, we have high hopes that this time we will be consistent and follow through with our fitness plans. But then we don’t. A few days or...
A healthy body starts with a healthy diet. But why can diet be such a challenge for so many of us? The exact dietary requirements for the human body are heavily debated. Even the US government changes its food pyramid on a regular basis. Augmented Reality can't tell us what's in...
Remember 'Just Do It,' the popular catch phrase of the industry giant shoe and apparel manufacturer Nike? Well, they're still doing it and better than nearly anyone else could imagine, but they're also changing the way they plan to do it going forward. Nike is aiming at using VR...
If you've been using VR as a means to workout like so many have discovered in the last year, then you've heard of GoalkeepVR. This game may look simple and it may seem like you could master it in minutes, but the allure of the gameplay is still there....
Those who are familiar with VR software know there are more than a handful of escapist simulations that surround users with comforting environments such as camp fires, sunny island settings and lush green forests. Though these environments do not feature an abundance of interaction, they allow the user to...
Immersive virtual environment technology (IVET) allows people to enter into a virtual world that includes vivid sensory information. They can actually feel as though they are embodying another person’s perceptual experiences. Research is underway to see how these VR experiences can affect human behavior in positive ways. Three recent experiments...
If you’ve been clicking around our site at all, you’re well aware that much has been written about how VR is revolutionizing the world of fitness and the ways we improve our physical health. But did you know that VR can help benefit your psychology as well? A healthy...
We have some really cool and promising news coming out of the IoT show happening right now in Santa Clara, California. VirZOOM and Samsung are using the show as a place to show off both their techs in tandem. What does that mean for you? Any time two companies...
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With so much innovation happening in VR these days, it's hard to keep track of all the players in the game. One player we've been noticing a lot these days is Ville "Scie" Piispanen, the mind and body behind a VR project called Evacrity. Scie and his company are working...
If you're looking for a new VR headset or ready to take your initial plunge into the realm of virtual reality, you have no shortage of options. There are all sorts of virtual reality headsets on the market, each with its own unique merits. There's a bunch of options...
Virtual reality will revolutionize our world in ways we can’t even imagine today. As the next major computing platform, the world in 10 - 50 years will look like it came straight from science fiction.  Every industry will be transformed.  Here’s our view on how fitness and sports could...
A vision of the future and virtual reality sports In my mind's eye I can see it. I walk towards a cacophony of deafening cheers. I’m merely a spectator lost in the crowd and the arena I am entering is packed. It is a new age spectacle reminiscent of the coliseums...
The term “virtual reality” evokes images of gamers huddled around new devices, Millennials sipping coffee as they chat about the latest gadgets, and technophiles miming about in space age glasses at popular events. While it might seem consumer-centric, virtual reality (VR) and its practical applications are rapidly being discovered...
Health advocates are always trying to find ways to make their campaigns more impactful and improve their outcomes, but this can be a big challenge. Helping people change their personal behavior, especially when it comes to reducing health risks, is one of the biggest challenges in the medical community....
By now, most people understand the very core basics of virtual reality. Some even understand how this technology improves learning processes, helps people conquer their fears and assists surgeons with medical procedures. What many users and active watchers of the new tech aren't fully aware of is that VR...
With so many games on the VR market, it's hard to really know which ones are the best for your workouts. We recently reviewed Sword Master VR here at VRFI and it was met with a lot of interest from both you our readers, and the game developing community...
Researchers have just shown that VR can reduce the fear of death. Helping people change their perceptions through a virtual experience is already a huge component in many fitness programs. Changing perceptions and showing potential outcomes is one of the most commonly used tools for keeping people motivated towards...
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360 video seems to be one segment of technology that fitness enthusiasts haven't really gravitated towards. Recently, we discussed how personal trainers can benefit from this innovation. We firmly believe that fitness pros could become the forefront of this type of filming, but there's a lot more an active...