Tele-immersion is a virtual reality, created collaborately by people across a network, or multiple networks. A powerful research tool, usually used in conjunction with high end supercomputers, Tele-immersion allows engineers and computer scientists to participate on grand VR simulations across great distances.
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Total immersion in an alternate reality is as old as the human race. Quite possibly they are even older than that. Dream realities, fantasies, campsite stories, the world of a good book. All stem from the desire to experience an alternative life, a different lifestyle, to be something different, or to escape what you are.
In roleplaying, nothing breaks immersion more than hearing the voice of the player when its not appropriate for the role. The voice of a 10 year old girl coming from the troll about to smack you into next week, or a butch, and manly seductress just breaks immersion entirely. Either online roleplay should be limited to just text whilst everything else goes voice, or a new approach is required.
This shows what is essentially a full sensory immersion LAN. An eight person, totally self contained full-immersion VR machine. As shown, the interface method is direct neural biofeedback; the staple for the Matrix universe. Each of the person's brains are connected to the system via their brainstem, allowing full two way bodily sensory stimulus. However, there is no connection to the greater internet.
There is a firm, which specialises in phone and telehealth services to help relieve the stress of hospitalisation. They provide a telephone/television unit next to the beds of more than 160 NHS trust hospitals in the United Kingdom. They may well be abusing their priviledged position.
Muscle attrition and weight gain are two of the enemies we must contend with when contemplating long-term immersion in a virtual environment. A health support system is absolutely essential for long-term usage. Research intended to help the chronically obese would be quite easy to re-purpose towards part of such a support system, providing some of the benefits of exercise to those whose bodies simply do not wish to know, whilst their minds are occupied elsewhere.
In August 2005, the Western Australian service launched the first tele-medicine service in the world.
At the beginning of February, we covered the increasing flurry of uptake of tele-healthcare applications for the iphone. Since then, the trend has continued, with several new applications emerging, aimed squarely at health professionals,
In early January 2008, a Rice University study published in the Journal of Neuroscience found that socioemotional meanings, including sexual ones, are conveyed in human sweat. This raises the question for immersive spaces, if such dynamic scents need to be synthetically reproduced to provide a firmer social environment in tele-mediation.
A PDF thesis describing the ongoing work at Rochester Institute of Technology, to work on integrating RFID technology with cardiac sensor networks used to monitor patients' heartbeats.
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Stijn Ulenaers and his girlfriend Gudrun Vanlaar have the unenviable job of driving across Europe in a bright orange camper van, outfitted with six CCTV cameras ? two on the front, two on the back, and one each side - a gyroscope, a dopplom...
The new generation of Sat-Nav systems are turning to 3D views, terrain elevations, and building silhouettes in an effort to make consumers upgrade.
Pedestrians will soon be able use such systems to find out whether to take a ...
June 21 (Wed.) - 23 (Fri.), 2006, Tokyo Big Sight conference centre, Japan.
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Spectacles that can provide subtitles have been created by hi-tech firm NEC.
Resembling glasses but lacking lenses, the headset uses a tiny projector to display images on a user's retina.
NEC said it planned a...
At the Electronics Entertainment Expo earlier this year, entertainment firm 3001 AD unveiled their new full immersion VR interface, the Trimersion.
Trimersion consists of two pieces of hardware, and the adapters for them. A h...